Halmyth C Reese

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 21029 - 2nd Lt Halmyth C Reese 2 lt reese thank René suylen adoptany at margraten and the family of lt reese. Photo of Lt. Reese: Robert E. Nail, Jr...

Killed in Action (KIA). B-26C #41-34853 'Toid Boid'. S

On March 26th, 1944, Lt Reese and his crew went to Holland for an a maximum effort raid on Ijmuiden, Holland.
They took a direct hit in the bomb bay and went down near IJmuiden
The crew of the Toid Boid was a new crew because the actual crew (Foster crew) had a day off. The crew on this day was called the "Reese crew", concerning the following crew-members:

* 2nd Lt Halmyth C. Reese (Pilot),
* William C. Berryman (Co Pilot),
* Sgt Paul R. Scott (Radio operator/ Waist gunner,
* Sgt Ralph R. Brown (Bombardier),
* S/Sgt Alex E. Sundberg (Armorer/Turret gunner,
* Sgt Donald L. Jacobs (Engineer/Tail gunner)
The German report indicates that "Toid Boid" was shot down by heavy flack at 14.44 hrs local time and crashed 2 km south of IJmuiden in the Dunes.
The orginal crew from the Toid Boid the Foster Crew was an lucky crew and had a day off.

Investigation at the crash site learned that the wreckage was destroyed for 95%. Only a part of the tail was recognizable, filed with number 134 on the left side and 853 on the right side. The body of Sgt Paul R Scott was found among the back dome at that time he could not be identified. The crew was buried on March 29, 1944 in IJmuiden on the cemetery at the Havenkade and transferred after the war to Margraten.

RZ

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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: 323rd Bomb Group 453rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-401359
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 323rd Bomb Group 453rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 20802695
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer; Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 323rd Bomb Group 453rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32551395
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: engineer/Tail gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 323rd Bomb Group 453rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35662878
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator; Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 323rd Bomb Group 453rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39309115
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer; Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Toid Boid
  • Unit: 323rd Bomb Group 453rd Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Texas 17 July 1921

Died

IJmuiden, Nederland 26 March 1944

Buried

Plot A, Row 14, Grave 26

Other

Killed in Action (KIA) (?)

IJmuiden, Nederland 26 March 2044

Revisions

Date9 May 2018 21:27:18
Contributorrzoontjens
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Private investigation

Date28 Mar 2016 11:50:11
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private investigation

Date28 Mar 2016 11:47:50
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private investigation

Date16 Dec 2015 19:38:07
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This information from family Sgt Paul R scott we have adopted his grave and also an private investigation about the crash.
I have also picture's

Date27 Sep 2014 18:11:49
ContributorAAM
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9th Air Force Roll of Honor (IWM in liaison with Ninth Air Force veterans and group associations, American Battle Monuments Commission, and Buddies of the Ninth Association) / B-26 memorials guide / Combat Chronology, WWII Memorial, Losses of 8th AF / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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