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41-31755

B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 554BS, 386BG, 9AF USAAF. Written off after crash-landing in France on 7-Oct-44.

Service

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 386th Bomb Group

    386th Bomb Group

    Group
    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...

  • 554th Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Baxter

    Military | Major | 386th Bomb Group
    James A Baxter Sr. served in the US Army for 22 years and retired. He flew 65 missions.

Missions

  • VIII Air Support Command 50

    6 September 1943
    Railroad marshalling yards are again the targets for this two-element mission. The first element is a formation of 72 B-26s from: 387BG (36) and 386BG (36) despatched to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Rouen, France. 66 are effective on the...

  • VIII Air Support Command 55

    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...

  • 364

    23 May 1944

Places

  • Great Dunmow

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield, two miles north-west of Great Dunmow, was built in 1942-1943 by the US Army's 818th Engineer Battalion (Aviation), alongside British contractors. B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group moved in in September 1943, and in October the Group...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Offutt AFB, NE, USA 1943

Built at Martin.

Delivered 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Bombing mission Rouen, France 6 September 1943

Piloted by Capt Thomas White on mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Rouen, France.

Bombing mission 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France 9 September 1943

Piloted by Lt Col Thomas Ramsey on mission to bomb coastal gun defenses at Boulogne.

Assigned Great Dunmow, Dunmow CM6, UK 1944

Assigned to 554BS, 386BG, 9AF USAAF.

Bombing mission Maisy, 14450 Grandcamp-Maisy, France 23 May 1944

Piloted by Lt Col Thomas Ramsey on mission to bomb coastal guns at Maisy, France.

Crashed Beaumont-sur-Oise, France 7 October 1944

Written off after crash-landing in France on 7-Oct-44.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2017 18:35:41 Al_Skiff Changes to events, mission associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dougsheley/5521498731
The Cover up at Omaha Beach: The Cover-up at Omaha Beach, Maisy Battery and th US Rangers By Gary Sterne
http://www.b26.com/historian/chester_klier/021.htm
http://www.b26.com/historian/chester_klier/015.htm

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2017 17:42:43 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dougsheley/5521498731

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