41-31974 We Cant Miss Victory

Object Number - UPL 16057 - We can't miss Victory

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Nantes. Hit by flak in target area, smoke seen trailing from starboard engine, control lost, A/C turned on its back, 2 chutes observed before lost below overcast, crashed Trois Moulins, 12km Sth of Nantes, France 19-Jul-44. 2 x RTD, 4 x KIA. MACR 7047.

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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: 32874879
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32678497 / T-61484 / O-887182
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14058086 / O-790806
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bomber pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35352266
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer / Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12045896 / O-792252
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-pilot

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Failed to Return (FTR)

12Km Sth of Nantes, France 1944-07-19 Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Nantes. Hit by flak in target area, smoke seen trailing from starboard engine, control lost, A/C turned on its back, 2 chutes observed before lost below overcast, crashed Trois Moulins, 12km Sth of Nantes, France 19-Jul-44. 2 x RTD, 4 x KIA. MACR 7047.

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

Date19 May 2015 13:24:42
Contributorloki68
Sources

pic from Eric peterson

Date22 Jan 2015 04:21:25
ContributorTanks
Sources

AAM Photo

Date20 Jan 2015 05:04:08
ContributorTanks
Sources

MACR 7047 and photos from relative

Date20 Jan 2015 04:57:41
ContributorTanks
Sources

MACR 7047 and photos from relative.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:06
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 7047 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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