B-26B-30-MA 41-31911 was assigned to 387BG at Chipping Ongar, UK. On 9-Sep-43 the aircraft, piloted by Lt Thomas Alford sustained damage form flak over the target at Boulogne, Fracnce. Lt Alford managed to fly the aircraft back to England and crashlanded in at the base. The aircraft was declared to be Damaged Beyond Repair (DBR). All of the 6 crew were OK and Returned to Duty (RTD)
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....
9 September 1943
The coastal defenses along the French coast near Boulogne are the targets for 217 B-26s from: 322BG (54); 323BG (54); 386BG (55) and 387BG (54). These operational capacity of each of these Groups has been increased by 50%. 202 aircraft are effective on...
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...
|Damaged Beyond Repair (DBR)
||Chipping Ongar, Ongar, Essex CM5, UK
||9 September 1943
Sustained damage form flak on mission to Boulogne, France and crashlanded at the field upon return