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B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 584BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to marshalling yards Prum, Germany. Hit in the port engine, failed to feather and windmilled till it came away from the nacelle, causing the A/C to go into an uncontrollable spin. Unable to bale out, 2 x POW, 4 x KIA. 23-Dec-44 MACR 11402.

Crew: Pilot 2Lt Fred E Riegner Jr [PA], Co 2Lt Lester D Folwell [IA], Bomb/Nav S/Sgt Herman P Brueggeman [IL], Eng Sgt T J Bell [TX], Radio Sgt Jerome H Mendelsohn [NY], Arm/Gunner Wislon E Voorhis Jr [CA].

Service

People

  • Fred Riegner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 584BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. 14 x combat mission. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to marshalling yards Prum, Germany. Hit in the port engine, failed to feather and windmilled till it came away from the nacelle, causing the A/C to go into...

Missions

  • 757

    23 December 1944

Places

  • Boreham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1943-1944, it was used by B-26 Marauder bombers of the Ninth Air Force's 394th Bomb Group in 1944. The 315th Troop Carrier Group were temporary lodgers at the airfield in 1945, shortly before it closed. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Offutt AFB, NE, USA 1944
Delivered Nebraska, USA 1944
Assigned Boreham, Chelmsford CM3, UK 1944

Assigned to 584BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed 54595 Prüm, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to marshalling yards Prum, Germany. Hit in the port engine, failed to feather and windmilled till it came away from the nacelle, causing the A/C to go into an uncontrollable spin. Unable to bale out, 2 x POW, 4 x KIA. 23-Dec-44 MACR 11402.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2017 20:38:15 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/30328284
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmdate.asp?thedate=441223&Submit...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 11402 / MACR 4602 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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