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2nd Lt Andrew G. Lindsay, Taken in Evreux, France, while recuperating with the French Underground. Burned as he was bailing out through the open bomb bay doors of "Pay Off," his B-26 for the day (22 Aug 1943). Successfully evaded capture and return to England on or about 6 Feb 1944.

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Units

  • 386th Bomb Group

    386th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 386th Bomb Group flew B-26 Marauders for the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. Whilst with the Eighth, the Group developed the formation release procedure for the B-26 on missions that targeted aerodromes, marshalling yards and V-weapon sites along the...

  • 554th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Andrew Lindsay

    Military | Colonel | Co-Pilot
    While serving as Co-Pilot of B-26B-15 MA 41-34971 "Pay Off" the aircraft was attacked by a German fighter and crashed one mile northeast of Brionne near Rouen, France August 22, 1943. He was able to bail out of the stricken aircraft and avoid capture...

Aircraft

  • 41-34971 Pay Off

    B-26 Marauder
    B-26C-15-MA 41-34971 "Pay Off" was assigned to 386BG/554BS at Boxted, UK. The aircraft was attacked by an enemy fighter as well as flak on 22-Aug-43 while on a mission to bomb the German airfield of Beaumont Le Roger, France. The fighter attack set the...

Missions

  • VIII Air Support Command 30A

    22 August 1943
    36 B-26s from 386BG are despatched to bomb the German airfield of Beaumont Le Roger, France. 35 are effective on the target. 1 B-26 Failed to Return - 2KIA 2POW 2EVD. The bomber gunners claim 3-0-0 of German fighters.

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Date Contributor Update
28 October 2018 06:47:31 Edgy01 Changes to unit associations
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Date Contributor Update
28 October 2018 06:46:25 Edgy01 Changes to caption and unit associations
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Date Contributor Update
28 October 2018 06:44:05 Edgy01 Created entry with collection, caption, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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Photo courtesy of the French Underground who took the photo for the use of the United States Government. Image has been in the collection of Daniel A Lindsay.

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