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42-96092

B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 559BS, 387BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Mayen. Hit by flak in target area, engine ablaze, baled out successfully. 7 x POW, 1 x KIA. MACR 12607.

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

  • Richard Gilbert

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 387th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 559BS, 387BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Mayen. Hit by flak in target area, engine ablaze, baled out successfully. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 12607. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Edwin Glorvigen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight engineer | 387th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 559BS, 387BG, 9AF USAAF. 47 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Mayen. Hit by flak in target area, engine ablaze, baled out successfully. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 12607. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Elmer Jarman

    Military | Master Sergeant | Radio operator | 387th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 559BS, 387BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Mayen. Hit by flak in target area, engine ablaze, baled out successfully. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 12607. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Julius Macewicz

    Military | Captain | Gee Operator | 387th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 559BS, 387BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Mayen. Hit by flak in target area, engine ablaze, baled out successfully. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 12607. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Merrill

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 387th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 559BS, 387BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Mayen. Hit by flak in target area, engine ablaze, baled out successfully. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 12607. Awards: DFC, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Russell Newman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail gunner | 387th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 559BS, 387BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Mayen. Hit by flak in target area, engine ablaze, baled out successfully. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 12607. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Laverne Wiersma

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 387th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 559BS, 387BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Mayen. Hit by flak in target area, engine ablaze, baled out successfully. His chute caught on the protruding loft-loading beam at a barn’s peak. As the American flyer dangled from...

  • Robert Wilson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 387th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 559BS, 387BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Mayen. Hit by flak in target area, engine ablaze, baled out successfully. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 12607. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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...

  • Stoney Cross

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as a secret, emergency airfield, Stoney Cross was developed during 1942-43 as an advance base for both fighters and bombers. Occupied by the RAF from January 1943, before construction was complete, the station had eventually three concrete...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Offutt AFB, NE, USA 1944

Built at Martins.

Assigned Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5, UK 1944

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

Failed to Return (FTR) 56727 Mayen, Germany 24 February 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Mayen. Hit by flak in target area, engine ablaze, baled out successfully. 7 x POW, 1 x KIA. MACR 12607.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 August 2017 11:25:38 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-96092&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28828679
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=149838

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

MACR 12607 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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