41-31741 Winnie Dee II

A crew of a B-26 Marauder of the 322nd Bomb Group in the cockpit of the aircraft. Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed for publication [illegible] Nov 1943.' [stamp] Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Crew of PN:N 131441. MIA 13/8/44.'

Object Number - FRE 1185 - A crew of a B-26 Marauder of the 322nd Bomb Group in the cockpit of the aircraft. Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed for publication [illegible] Nov...

Assigned to 322BG, 449BS, 9AF USAAF. Missions flown 96, 17 Jul 43 to 4 Jun 44; recoded PN-N, Missions flown 16; 17 Jun 44 to 12 Aug 44.
Failed to Return (FTR) Flers, France hit by flak in bombay over target, ignited, exploded, crashed in two pieces. Crew 1.Lt's. Francis L. Hunt; Lyle L Peters; Morris Rafalow; T/Sgt Raymond J Morin; S/Sgt's William F Stark; Norman E Thielan. (Thielan POW, rest of crew KIA). MARC 8039

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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: 322nd Bomb Group 449th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14020884 / O-2045019
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bomber pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 449th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31127019
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 449th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12074176 / O-679114
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 449th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32003474 / O-748102
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bomb/Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 449th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18074157
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer / Top turret

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Failed to Return (FTR)

61100 Flers, France 1944-08-12 Failed to Return (FTR) Flers, France hit by flak in bombay over target, ignited, exploded, crashed in two pieces. 1 x POW, 5 x KIA. MACR 8039.

Manufactured

Offutt AFB, NE, USA Built at Martins.

Delivered

Nebraska, USA Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned

Andrewsfield Aviation Ltd, Saling Airfield Stebbing Great Dunmow Essex CM6 3TH, United Kingdom Assigned to 322BG, 449BS, 9AF USAAF.

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