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Kenneth L Bayles


23 May 1943 Force landed in Spanish Morrocco in B26 41-18251 'Ye Mystic Kreve'. Returned.

Shot down in B-26 Marauder 42-107591 on 8 July 1944, on a mission to Chateau De Ribeaucourt. He was captured near Hangets on 9 July 1944 in his uniform and taken prisoner.


Units served with

  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 449th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-107591 Gayle

    B-26 Marauder
    Shot down by a German fighter above Northern France on 8 July 1944. Crashed near Condé-Folie, 16km SE of Abbeville, Somme Department, France. 3 Prisoners of War (POW)/4 Evaded (EVD). Missing Air Crew Report-MACR 6627.

  • 41-18251 'Ye Mystic Kreve'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Force landed in Spanish Morrocco 23-May-43. 6 x Returned to Duty (RTD).


Event Location Date
Returned 23 May 1943
Prisoner of War 8 July 1944 – 19 July 1945


Date Contributor Update
17 April 2022 11:36:46 general ira snapsorter Changes to service number, biography, events and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:56 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol.1 by Bishop & Hey p. 134