41-34763 Duchess of Barksdale

Two B-26 Marauders: (PN-A, serial number 41-31788) nicknamed "Truman Committee" and (PN-J, serial number 41-24763), of the 322nd Bomb Group fly above the clouds. Image via Jeremy C Scutts.

Object Number - FRE 1189 - Two B-26 Marauders: (PN-A, serial number 41-31788) nicknamed "Truman Committee" and (PN-J, serial number 41-24763), of the 322nd Bomb Group fly above...

Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ste Andre de L'Eure fell behind formation and set upon by two Fw190's, after two coordinated attacks by both 190's crashed Quittebeuf. 6 x POW's. MACR 1046/1499.

Crew: Pilot F/O William E Mildren, Co F/O Ernest O Grubb, B/N 2Lt Stanley S Bolesta, Radio S/Sgt William K Lahm, Eng T/Sgt Kenneth M Rimer, Gunner S/Sgt Henry T Cunningham.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Failed to Return (FTR)

27110 Quittebeuf, France 1943-11-03 Failed to Return (FTR) shot down by E/A's crashed Quittebeuf. 6 x POW MACR 1046/1499.

Assigned

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

Manufactured

Middle River, MD, USA Built at Martins.

Revisions

Date21 Jan 2015 21:23:18
ContributorTanks
Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:06
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 1046 / MACR 1499 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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