41-31698 Hot Garters

Object Number - UPL 29701 - B-26 Hot Garters. 2nd Lt Ramsay J Toon in cockpit

B-26 41-31698 was shot down by anti-aircraft fire on 2 March 1944. Pilot Oliver Jopling and tail gunner Richard Byrem survived. The four other crew members died: Arnold Warmuth, Irving Lerman, John Gober and James White; MACR 2525.

Regular crew of the aircraft:
Pilot
1st Lt. John F. Neyenhouse
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Co-Pilot
2nd Lt. Ramsay J. Toon
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Navigator, Bombardier
2nd Lt. Joseph A. Harroun
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Engineer, Gunner
Private Fred M. Boso
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Radio Operator, Gunner
T/Sgt. Stow Podlicka
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Gunner
S/Sgt. Alfred P. Dalpino
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Passenger
2nd Lt. George W. Norris
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41-31698
DATE

TQ-N "HOT GARTERS"

TARGET

PILOT

SORTIE

REMARKS

JULY 31, 1943 'DIVERSION' NEYENHOUSE 1
AUG 2, 1943 'DIVERSION' NEYENHOUSE 1
AUG 16, 1943 BERNAY/ST MARTIN NEYENHOUSE 1
AUG 17, 1943 POIX/NORD ROBERTS - RECALLED WEATHER
AUG 25, 1943 ROUEN SETTLE - ABORT, FOULED PLUGS
SEPT 2, 1943 LILLE/NORD NEYENHOUSE 1
SEPT 4, 1943 COURTRAI ROBERTS 1
SEPT 6, 1943 ROUEN MCCLENDON 1
SEPT 7, 1943 LILLE & ST POL NEYENHOUSE 1
SEPT 8, 1943 LILLE/NORD BOSSARD 1
SEPT 8, 1943 BOULOGNE/ANDANTE WALKER 1
SEPT 9, 1943 BOULOGNE/ANDANTE NEYENHOUSE 1
SEPT 14, 1943 LILLE/NORD NEYENHOUSE 1
SEPT 15, 1943 MERVILLE NEYENHOUSE 1
SEPT 18, 1943 BEAUVAIS/TILLE TURK 1
SEPT 24, 1943 EVREUX/FAUVILLE NEYENHOUSE 1
OCT 2, 1943 ST OMER/LONGUENESSE TURK 1
OCT 3, 1943 WOENSDRECHT ROE 1
OCT 8, 1943 CHIEVRFS NEYENHOUSE 1
OCT 9, 1943 WOENSDRECHT NEYENHOUSE 1
OCT 24, 1943 ST ANDRE DE L'EURE NEYENHOUSE 1
NOV 3, 1943 ST ANDRE DE L'EURE NEYENHOUSE 1
NOV 5, 1943 MIM0YECQUES POWELL 1
NOV 7, 1943 MEULAN LES MURFAUX NEYENHOUSE 1
NOV 10, 1943 LILLE/VENDEVILLE LANDSBOROUGH 1
NOV 11, 1943 MARTINVAST ESTES 1
NOV 19, 1943 EVREUX/FAUVILLE NEYENHOUSE - ABORT, WEATHER
NOV 26, 1943 CAMBRAI/EPINOY NEYENHOUSE 1
DEC 1, 1943 CAMBRAI/EPINOY PERRIN 1
DEC 4, 1943 CHIEVRES NEYENHOUSE 1
DEC 5, 1943 LIGESCOURT NEYENHOUSE 1
DEC 13, 1943 AMSTERDAM/SCHIPOL NEYENHOUSE 1
DEC 20, 1943 LE MEILLARD/BONNIERS NEYENHOUSE 1
DEC 22, 1943 LE MEILLARD/BONNIERS POWELL 1
DEC 24, 1943 CORMETTE NEYENHOUSE 1
DEC 30, 1943 CORMETTE NEYENHOUSE 1
JAN 4, 1944 ECLIMEUX NEYENHOUSE 1
JAN 4, 1944 LONGUEMONT NEYENHOUSE 1
JAN 7, 1944 LA GLACERIE NEYENHOUSE 1
JAN 14, 1944 FRUGES/BOIS COUPELLE AUTHUR 1
JAN 23, 1944 BOIS DE ESQUARDES DILLIONAIRE 1
JAN 24, 1944 LE MEILLARD FINNEY 1
JAN 25, 1944 BOIS DE CREQUY HIGGS - TURN BACK, WEATHER
JAN 29, 1944 LES MESNIL ALLARD NEYENHOUSE 1
FEB 3, 1944 BOIS REMPRE NEYENHOUSE 1
FEB 5, 1944 LA LONGUEVILLE NEYENHOUSE 1
FEB 8, 1944 LOSTEBARNE/ARDRES NEYENHOUSE 1
FEB 8, 1944 CAMBRAI/NIERGNIES AUTHUR 1
FEB 9, 1944 BELLEVILLE EN CRUX NEYENHOUSE 1
FEB 10, 1944 YORENCH/BOIS CARRE HILL 1
FEB 13, 1944 HAMBURES HILL 1
FEB 15, 1944 LA SORRELLERIE WELDON 1
FEB 15, 1944 BELLEVILLE EN CRUX WELDON 1
FEB 22, 1944 SOESTERBURG WELDON - ABORT, WEATHER
FEB 24, 1944 LEEUWARDEN TOLER 1
FEB 24, 1944 RAY SUR AUTHIE TOLER 1
FEB 25, 1944 VENEA VENTERS 1
FEB 25, 1944 LA LONGUEVILLE NEYENHOUSE 1
FEB 28, 1944 RAY SUR AUTHIE NEYENHOUSE 1
FEB 29, 1944 BOIS COQUERAL JAMISON 1
MAR 2, 1944 LINGHEM JOPLING 1 *
TOTAL MISSIONS 56

* SHOT DOWN BY FLAK AT ENEMY COAST. TWO CHUTES REPORTED. CREW ON FINAL MISSION WERE:

F/0 OLIVER E. JOPLING - PILOT - P.O.W. 2/LT ARNOLD P. WARMUTH - CO PILOT - K.I.A. 1/LT IRVING M. LERMAN - BOMBARDIER - K.I.A. S/GT JOHN H. GOBER - ? M.I.A.
SGT JAMES W. WHITE - ? M.I.A. SGT RICHARD E. BYREN - ? P.O.W.

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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 559th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33350287
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 387th Bomb Group 559th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18136266
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 387th Bomb Group 559th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-120999
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 387th Bomb Group 559th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-732867
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier-Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 387th Bomb Group 559th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12052365 / O-?
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Bomber pilot

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW)

English Channel 1944-03-02

Assigned

41-31698 DATE TQ-N "HOT GARTERS" TARGET PILOT SORTIE REMARKS JULY 31, 1943 'DIVERSION' NEYENHOUSE 1 AUG 2, 1943 'DIVERSION' NEYENHOUSE 1 AUG 16, 1943 BERNAY/ST MARTIN NEYENHOUSE 1 AUG 17, 1943 POIX/NORD ROBERTS - RECALLED WEATHER AUG 25, 1943 ROUEN SETTLE - ABORT, FOULED PLUGS SEPT 2, 1943 LILLE/NORD NEYENHOUSE 1 SEPT 4, 1943 COURTRAI ROBERTS 1 SEPT 6, 1943 ROUEN MCCLENDON 1 SEPT 7, 1943 LILLE & ST POL NEYENHOUSE 1 SEPT 8, 1943 LILLE/NORD BOSSARD 1 SEPT 8, 1943 BOULOGNE/ANDANTE WALKER 1 SEPT 9, 1943 BOULOGNE/ANDANTE NEYENHOUSE 1 SEPT 14, 1943 LILLE/NORD NEYENHOUSE 1 SEPT 15, 1943 MERVILLE NEYENHOUSE 1 SEPT 18, 1943 BEAUVAIS/TILLE TURK 1 SEPT 24, 1943 EVREUX/FAUVILLE NEYENHOUSE 1 OCT 2, 1943 ST OMER/LONGUENESSE TURK 1 OCT 3, 1943 WOENSDRECHT ROE 1 OCT 8, 1943 CHIEVRFS NEYENHOUSE 1 OCT 9, 1943 WOENSDRECHT NEYENHOUSE 1 OCT 24, 1943 ST ANDRE DE L'EURE NEYENHOUSE 1 NOV 3, 1943 ST ANDRE DE L'EURE NEYENHOUSE 1 NOV 5, 1943 MIM0YECQUES POWELL 1 NOV 7, 1943 MEULAN LES MURFAUX NEYENHOUSE 1 NOV 10, 1943 LILLE/VENDEVILLE LANDSBOROUGH 1 NOV 11, 1943 MARTINVAST ESTES 1 NOV 19, 1943 EVREUX/FAUVILLE NEYENHOUSE - ABORT, WEATHER NOV 26, 1943 CAMBRAI/EPINOY NEYENHOUSE 1 DEC 1, 1943 CAMBRAI/EPINOY PERRIN 1 DEC 4, 1943 CHIEVRES NEYENHOUSE 1 DEC 5, 1943 LIGESCOURT NEYENHOUSE 1 DEC 13, 1943 AMSTERDAM/SCHIPOL NEYENHOUSE 1 DEC 20, 1943 LE MEILLARD/BONNIERS NEYENHOUSE 1 DEC 22, 1943 LE MEILLARD/BONNIERS POWELL 1 DEC 24, 1943 CORMETTE NEYENHOUSE 1 DEC 30, 1943 CORMETTE NEYENHOUSE 1 JAN 4, 1944 ECLIMEUX NEYENHOUSE 1 JAN 4, 1944 LONGUEMONT NEYENHOUSE 1 JAN 7, 1944 LA GLACERIE NEYENHOUSE 1 JAN 14, 1944 FRUGES/BOIS COUPELLE AUTHUR 1 JAN 23, 1944 BOIS DE ESQUARDES DILLIONAIRE 1 JAN 24, 1944 LE MEILLARD FINNEY 1 JAN 25, 1944 BOIS DE CREQUY HIGGS - TURN BACK, WEATHER JAN 29, 1944 LES MESNIL ALLARD NEYENHOUSE 1 FEB 3, 1944 BOIS REMPRE NEYENHOUSE 1 FEB 5, 1944 LA LONGUEVILLE NEYENHOUSE 1 FEB 8, 1944 LOSTEBARNE/ARDRES NEYENHOUSE 1 FEB 8, 1944 CAMBRAI/NIERGNIES AUTHUR 1 FEB 9, 1944 BELLEVILLE EN CRUX NEYENHOUSE 1 FEB 10, 1944 YORENCH/BOIS CARRE HILL 1 FEB 13, 1944 HAMBURES HILL 1 FEB 15, 1944 LA SORRELLERIE WELDON 1 FEB 15, 1944 BELLEVILLE EN CRUX WELDON 1 FEB 22, 1944 SOESTERBURG WELDON - ABORT, WEATHER FEB 24, 1944 LEEUWARDEN TOLER 1 FEB 24, 1944 RAY SUR AUTHIE TOLER 1 FEB 25, 1944 VENEA VENTERS 1 FEB 25, 1944 LA LONGUEVILLE NEYENHOUSE 1 FEB 28, 1944 RAY SUR AUTHIE NEYENHOUSE 1 FEB 29, 1944 BOIS COQUERAL JAMISON 1 MAR 2, 1944 LINGHEM

Revisions

Date22 Mar 2020 23:32:18
ContributorBrian Toon
Sources

B-26.com

Date14 Nov 2017 10:33:52
ContributorLucy May
Date21 Aug 2017 21:04:56
ContributorBrian Toon
Sources

Brian Toon

Date21 Aug 2017 20:56:10
ContributorBrian Toon
Sources

Brian Toon

Date21 Aug 2017 20:52:41
ContributorBrian Toon
Sources

Brian Toon

Date21 Aug 2017 00:51:53
ContributorBrian Toon
Sources

Personal photo

Date21 Jan 2015 05:42:20
ContributorTanks
Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:06
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 2525 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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