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Paul Raymond Scott

Military

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

On March 26th, 1944, Sgt Paul Raymond Scott went with his crew 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 a lucky crew because they 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 (Sgt Paul R. Scott was first buried at Temporary American Military Cemetery Margraten Block PPP, Row 2, Grave 47), and in 3 cases repatriated to the USA. At 1948 1949 many soldiers were repatriated to the USA. In this time Sgt Scott reburied in to his final resting place at American Military Cemetery Magraten Plot J, Row 16, Grave 1. For his sacrifice/service and and has contributed to our freedom, he got a purple heart .

Statement from Sgt Robert C. Malarkey, Tail Gunner, A/C 787:
"While we were on the bomb run, I saw Lt. Reese's airplane on fire. The fire was coming from the roots of the wings and was streaming back to the tail. We turned and I lost sight of it momentarily. The next time I saw it, it was spiraling steeply down. I saw it strike on the coast and explode. I did not see any chutes from the airplane.

Plane data: (Serialnumber, MACR, etc.):
Serialnumber: 41-34853
Type: B-26 C10
Nickname: Toid Boid
Destination: Holland
Mission: Bombing
MACR (Missing Air Crew Report): 3376

Hometown: Hamilton County, Ohio
Family:
On Paul R. Scott’s registration in the US Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil database, his father is listed as Frank R. Scott from Milford, Ohio. In the 1940 Census at Clermont Ohio the family is listed as Frank R. Scott, age 46; his wife Frances Scott, age 41, their sons Ivan Woodrow age 12 and Paul age 18. All persons born in Ohio. Frank’s parents were Walter W. Scott and Martha Scott (1920 census). Frank R. Scott, b.1893 -d.1980 and Frances Scott b.1887 -d.1991, both buried at Greenlawn Cemetery at Milford, Clermont County, Ohio.
The Brother Ivan Woodrow Scott was married with Mary Lee Scott on 3 May 1941. Ivan was second Lt at the 8th airforce and after flying 23 missions his plane a B17 was shot down by Germans. He was a POW for 4 moths. After the war he worked at American Airlines as Manager.
Iwan died at 23 May 2007 and was 89 years old. His wife Mary Lee is a life and lives in Ohio and she is 97 years old.
Awards: Purple Heart
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Margraten
Grave number: Plot J, Row 16, Grave 1
Other Info: Sgt Paul Rsymond Scott enlisted at Cincinnati, Ohio on 30 September 1942.
United States World War II Army Enlistment Records
Education Level: Grew up in Mulberry and attended Milford school. 4 years of Terrace Park high school.
Civilian Occupation: Semiskilled occupations in manufacture of paper and pulp
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Army Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923
Box Film Number: 09745.36

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Service

People

  • William Berryman

    Military | Major | Co-Pilot | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-26C #41-34853 'Toid Boid'. Shot down by flak on mission to Ijmuiden, Holland. Crashed 1 mile east of Ijmuiden coast. In 1943 his plane was forced down in the North Sea, and he was awarded the Air Medal, and promoted to Major,...

  • Ralph Brown

    Military | Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Gunner | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-26C #41-34853 'Toid Boid'. Shot down by flak on mission to Ijmuiden, Holland. Crashed 1 mile east of Ijmuiden coast.

  • Donald Jacobs

    Military | Sergeant | engineer/Tail gunner | 323rd Bomb Group
    On March 26th, 1944, Sgt Paul Raymond Scott went with his crew to Holland for an a maximum effort raid on Ijmuiden, Holland to hit the boat pens with 344 bombers over the target. Despite heavy flak defenses, only one bomber was lost in the attack (this...

  • Halmyth Reese

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-26C #41-34853 'Toid Boid'. S ...

  • Ivan Scott

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Dusseldorf on 10 Jan 45 in B-17 43-38668 ...

  • Alex Sundberg

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Gunner | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-26C #41-34853 'Toid Boid'. Shot down by flak on mission to Ijmuiden, Holland. Crashed 1 mile east of Ijmuiden coast. RZ

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Units served with

  • 323rd Bomb Group

    323rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 323rd Bombardment Group operated with B-26 Marauders, American medium bombers. They were the first Eighth Air Force Group to fly a medium level bombing mission with this aircraft on 16 July 1943. After flying a total of 33 missions with the Eighth,...

  • 453rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Earls Colne

    Military site : airfield
    Earls Colne was built in 1941 as an airfield for No.3 Group, RAF Bomber Command, although never used as such. Assigned to the US Eighth Air Force (as Station 358) in 1942, its 36 hardstands were increased to 50, bringing the airfield up to Air Ministry...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Killed in Action (KIA) (?) 26 March 44
Died IJmuiden, Nederland 26 March 1944
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 May 2018 21:28:06 rzoontjens Changes to place associations
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Private investigation

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2016 11:02:05 rzoontjens Changes to awards
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private investigation

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2015 19:52:04 rzoontjens Changes to biography
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personal investigation

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2015 19:48:34 rzoontjens Changes to person associations
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info privat investigatio and macr rapport

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2015 19:45:12 rzoontjens Changes to middlename, biography, awards, events and aircraft associations
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Personal investigation about crash and contact family we adopted his grave at american cemetery Margraten.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:18 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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, Losses of 8th AF / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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