B-26C-15-MO 41-34949 [AN:H] was assigned to the 386BG/553BS at Boxted, UK. On 8-Sep-43 the aircraft, piloted by Lt. Robert Saltsman, made a wheels-up landing at Boxted upon return from a mission to bomb the German airfield at Lille/Vendeville, France. The aircraft was Damaged Beyond Repair (DBR) and salvaged. All 6 crewmen were OK and Returned to Duty (RTD).
The 386th Bomb Group flew B-26 Marauders for the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. Whilst with the Eighth, the Group developed the formation release procedure for the B-26 on missions that targeted aerodromes, marshalling yards and V-weapon sites along the...
8 September 1943
72 B-26s from: 387BG (18); 322BG (18); 386BG (18); 323BG (18) are despatched to bomb the coastal defenses in the Boulogne are of France. 68 are effective on hitting their targets. There are no losses or claims.
Military site : airfield
Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...
|Damaged Beyond Repair (DBR)
||Boxted, Colchester, Essex, UK
||8 September 1943
DBR from wheels-up landing at Boxted after returning from a mission to Lille/Vendeville German airfield in France.