Killed on Mission (KOM) in B-26B #41-31697 "Duck Butt" [TQ:R] 387BG/559BS while serving as Radio Operator/Gunner. The crashed into a tree on instrument takeoff on mission to Boulogne, France. The Bomb load exploded. Only the Tail Gunner survived with serious injuries. The 322nd was moved to the 9th AF Oct. 1943.
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The 387th Bomb Group flew just under thirty missions with the Eighth Air Force before being transferred to the Ninth Air Force in October 1943. The Group remained at Chipping Ongar, Essex after being reassigned and continued to hit targets in France....
B-26B-20-MA #41-31697 "Duck Butt" [TQ:R] was assigned to the 387BG/559BS at Chipping Ongar, UK. On 9-Sep-43 it was being piloted by 1LT Elwood R. McClendon. 1LT McClendon attempted to take off with a full bomb load in dense fog on instruments. He...
|Killed on Mission (KOM)
||Chipping Ongar, Ongar, Essex CM5, UK
||9 September 1943
Killed when the aircraft struck a tree on instrument takefoo fro a mission to Bologne, France.