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MACR 1050 page, with statement of 1st Lt Roscoe J. Fussell about Eugene Maben's loss.



  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 358th Fighter Squadron


  • Eugene Maben

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) on18-Oct-43 in P-47D #42-22532 [YF:N], 355FG/359FS. Aircraft last seen spinning at 15,000 feet near Mons, Belgium. Cause not determined, possibly anoxia. Aircraft crashed at Croix-lez-Rouveroy, Belgium. MACR 1050.


  • 42-22532

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-47D 42-22532 was assigned to 355FG/358FS at Steeple Morden, UK. On 18-Oct-43 the aircraft, piloted by 1LT Eugene W. Maben, Jr., was despatched with other 47s from the 355FG to provide escort to B-17s heading towards Duren, Germany. Weather prevented...


  • VIII Fighter Command FO-162 BOMBER ESCORT

    18 October 1943
    This mission was composed of two fighter elements. The first element was a force of 33 P-38s from 55FG despatched to accompany bomber formations headed for Duren, Germany. Weather conditions prevented rendevous with the bomber stream and both the...


  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...


Date Contributor Update
28 September 2018 15:08:54 ED-BB Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

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