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B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 559BS, 387BG,9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Bastogne. Just east of Bastogne set upon and shot down by Me109's, going down with both engines aflame 7 x KIA. MACR 11482.

Crew: Pilot 2Lt Mathew J Pusateri [OH], Co 2Lt Charles C Seward Jr [DC], Bomb 2Lt John R Robinson [AR], Radio T/Sgt Robert W Philp [WA], Eng S/Sgt William M Mulligan [AL], Tail Sgt Eckard Muncsh [IL], X tail Cpl Howard Shwader [NY].

Service

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 387th Bomb Group

    387th Bomb Group

    Group
    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....

  • 559th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Mathew Pusateri

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 387th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 559BS, 387BG,9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Bastogne. Just east of Bastogne set upon and shot down by Me109's, going down with both engines aflame Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 11482. Awards: PH.

Missions

  • 757

    23 December 1944

Places

  • Chipping Ongar

    Military site : airfield
    The air base was constructed by the 831st Engineer Battalion (Aviation) in late August 1942. The 387th Bomb Group were the only American group to be based there, flying B-26 Marauders in strategic missions over France, first for the Eighth and then for...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Offutt AFB, NE, USA 1944

Built at Martin.

Delivered Nebraska, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5, UK 1944

Assigned to 559BS, 387BG,9AF USAAF.

Crashed J√ľnkerath, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Bastogne. Just east of Bastogne set upon and shot down by Me109's, going down with both engines aflame 7 x KIA. MACR 11482.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2017 21:44:01 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmdate.asp?thedate=441223&Submit...
https://www.fold3.com/image/46701603
http://www.b26.com/page/marauder_missions_december_23_1944.htm

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2017 21:42:18 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmdate.asp?thedate=441223&Submit...
https://www.fold3.com/image/46701603
http://www.b26.com/page/marauder_missions_december_23_1944.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 11482 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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