41-31767 Ginger

Object Number - UPL 7515 - Martin B-26B-20-MA Marauder serial 41-31767 'Ginger' 449th BS, 322nd BG, 9th AF with crew

Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Siracourt,France. Damaged badly enough by AAA [hit in port engine, which was feathered and undercarriage dropped, possibly hydraulic damage] on the 21-Apr-44 mission to cause the crew to bail out near the coast of France [Berck sur mer]. All six men survived and became POW's. MACR 4308.

Crew:
F/O Thomas H. Rivenbark - pilot
2ndLt. Galend E. Stone - copilot
T/Sgt. John L. Misarke - bombardier/navigator
S/Sgt. Wilbur L. Moore - engineer/gunner
S/Sgt. Paul E. McManes - radio operator/gunner
S/Sgt. Curtis B. Hill - armorer/gunner

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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: 35474560
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Armorer/gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 449th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15332230
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio operator/gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 449th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32448250
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier/navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 449th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37215235
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer/gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 449th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13023319 / T-120336
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Bomber pilot

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Failed to Return (FTR)

62600 Berck, France 1944-04-21 Failed to Return (FTR) Siracourt, France. Damaged badly enough by AAA on the 21-Apr-44 mission to cause the crew to bail out near the coast of France. All six men survived and became POW's. MACR 4308.

Manufactured

Offutt AFB, NE, USA Built at Martin.

Delivered

Nebraska, USA Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned

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

Revisions

Date21 Jan 2015 13:03:45
ContributorTanks
Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:06
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 4308 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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