41-31664 Heavenly Body

A bomber crew of the 387th Bomb Group with their B-26 Marauder (KX-A, serial number 41-31664) nicknamed "Heavenly Body". Image via S. Rowe. Handwritten caption on reverse: '131664, KX-A "Heavenly Body", L-R Maj. Joseph H. Richardson, T/Sgt. Howard C. Miller, Sgt. Jack E. Hutchinson, S/Sgt. Harry R. Lambertson.'

Object Number - FRE 1322 - A bomber crew of the 387th Bomb Group with their B-26 Marauder (KX-A, serial number 41-31664) nicknamed "Heavenly Body". Image via S. Rowe....

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 387th Bomb Group 558th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13057193
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Failed to Return (FTR)

Forêt de Grimbosq, 14220 Grimbosq, France 1944-06-08 - 1944-06-08 Hit by FLAK over target (Foret de Grimbosq). Aircraft turned onto its back and fell to earth, exploding before it hit the ground at an altitude about 1000 feet.

Revisions

Date2 Nov 2015 17:24:59
ContributorSXS
Date20 Jan 2015 23:51:36
ContributorTanks
Sources

AAM Photo

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:06
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 5874 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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