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Wayne P Maresh

Military

Earlier incident on Oct. 9, 1943 in 'Stupefier' B-17F #42-29890 in which Maresh successfully crash landed in a field near the 379th BG.
Killed in Action (KIA) on 5 Jan 1944. B-17G #42-37887. On T/O in poor visibility, the left wing touched the ground and aircraft crashed at Covington, England immediately after takeoff.

Service

Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29890 Stupifier, ‘Madame Pisonya'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/3/43; Sioux City 20/3/43; Kearney 9/4/43; Bangor 14/4/43; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-E] Kimbolton 22/4/43; then 526BS [LF-J]; battle damaged Anklam 9/10/43 crash landed base near base on return, with Wayne Maresh, Co-pilot: Frank...

  • 42-37887

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 1/10/43; Gr Island 24/10/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-S] Kimbolton 22/11/43; during assembly for mid-air coll with #42-31441 (303 BG), with Wayne Maresh, Co-pilot: Frank Mailander, Navigator: Bob Romme, Bombardier: Burton Kashatt,...

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Valley City, North Dakota
Died 5 January 1944
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2020 18:38:59 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.
Corrected 2 typos in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

8th AF Losses; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 290 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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