41-31814 Bag of Bolts

Object Number - UPL 28161 - Farmers collect hay in a wagon at Andrews field whilst personnel of the 322nd Bomb Group work on a B-26 Marauder (serial number 41-31814) nicknamed...

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens. Hit by flak, pilot wounded in stomach and unconscious, crew baled out, shortly later A/C exploded on impact, pilot having been ejected, strapped in his armored flight seat. 2 x EVD, 3 x POW, 1 x KIA. 8-Jul-44. MACR 6625.

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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 450th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17062888
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 6912309
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Togglier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11070823 / O-689053
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33128176
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer / gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14128478
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio operator

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Failed to Return (FTR)

Amiens, France 1944-07-08 Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens. Hit by flak, pilot wounded in stomach and unconscious, crew baled out, shortly later A/C exploded on impact, pilot having been ejected, strapped in his armored flight seat. 2 x EVD, 3 x POW, 1 x KIA. 8-Jul-44. MACR 6625.

Manufactured

Offutt AFB, NE, USA Built at Martin's.

Delivered

Nebraska, USA Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned

Andrewsfield Aviation Ltd, Saling Airfield Stebbing Great Dunmow Essex CM6 3TH, United Kingdom Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date21 Jan 2015 14:19:06
ContributorTanks
Sources

AAM Photo

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:06
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 6626 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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