Lt. F.J. Majka and crew of the 575th Bomb Sqdn. pose beside Martin B-26 Marauder 'Skyhag'. 391st Bomb Group, England. 8 June 1944.
NARA Ref 342-FH-3A10993-66844AC.
"The heaviest losses sustained by the 391st Bombardment Group in a single operation occurred on 23 December 1944, after an attack on the railroad viaduct at Ahrweiler, Germany (11). Upon completion of the second bomb run, the formation was attacked by...
Assigned to 575BS, 931BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 574BS, 931BG, 9AF USAAF. Missions flown 107. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. Tail shot off by fighters, went down out of control. 1 x POW, 5 x KIA. 23-Dec-44 MACR 11664. ...
Military site : airfield
Built in 1943 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Matching was transferred to the Ninth Air Force and first occupied in January 1944 by the 391st Bomb Group, equipped with B-26s. The station had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two...