41-31954

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Isigny, France hit by flak engine ablaze, salvoed bombs and bale out ordered, pilot did not escape 5 x POW, 1 x KIA. 9-May-44. MACR 4478.

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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: 11051452 / O-868997
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17035133
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail gunner
A bomber crew of the 322nd Bomb Group with their B-26 Marauder after a mission over Ijmuiden, Holland. Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed for publication 7 Apr 1944.' [stamp]. Printed caption on reverse: 'A US NINTH AIR FORCE STATION ENGLAND. Topic of conversation: Ijmuiden, the Nazi-held port in Holland that felt the weight of more than 600 tons of bombs during the big Marauder medium weight bomber attack on March 26. Smiles were the order of the day for this crew, shown here discussing their part in the
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37213983
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer / gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-732562
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bomber pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36122461 / O-743915
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier / Navigator

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Crashed

Failed to Return (FTR)

14230 Isigny, France 1944-05-09 Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Isigny, France hit by flak engine ablaze, salvoed bombs and bale out ordered, pilot did not escape 5 x POW, 1 x KIA. MACR 4478.

Manufactured

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

Delivered

Nebraska, USA Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:06
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 4478 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database