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42-96042

B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 386BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Shot down by Anti Aircraft fire 20-Apr-44 on Mission No. 13, a 36 plane mission to destroy construction works at Bois de Esquerdes, France. 1 x POW, 6 x KIA MACR 4218

Service

People

  • Charles Atkinson

    Military | Private | Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Shot down by Anti Aircraft fire on April 20, 1944 on Mission No. 13, a 36 plane mission to destroy construction works at Bois de Esquerdes, France. B-26 42-96042 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 4218 Awards: PH.

  • John Felker

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer / Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Shot down by Anti Aircraft fire on April 20, 1944 on Mission No. 13, a 36 plane mission to destroy construction works at Bois de Esquerdes, France. B-26 42-96042 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 4218 Awards: PH.

  • Elmer Gedeon

    Military | Captain | Pilot / Operations Officer | 394th Bomb Group
    At 6-foot-4, he was a naturally gifted athlete and played baseball and football at Michigan, and is one of only two Major League Baseball players killed in action during World War II. ...

  • Joseph Kobret

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Shot down by Anti Aircraft fire on April 20, 1944 on Mission No. 13, a 36 plane mission to destroy construction works at Bois de Esquerdes, France. B-26 42-96042 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 4218 Awards: PH.

  • Jack March

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 394th Bomb Group
    Shot down by Anti Aircraft fire on April 20, 1944 on Mission No. 13, a 36 plane mission to destroy construction works at Bois de Esquerdes, France. B-26 42-96042 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 4218 Awards: PH.

  • James Taaffe

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 394th Bomb Group
    Shot down by Anti Aircraft fire on April 20, 1944 on Mission No. 13, a 36 plane mission to destroy construction works at Bois de Esquerdes, France. B-26 #42-96042 Prisoner of War (POW), MACR 4218. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Ira Thomas

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Op / Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Shot down by Anti Aircraft fire on April 20, 1944 on Mission No. 13, a 36 plane mission to destroy construction works at Bois de Esquerdes, France. B-26 42-96042 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 4218 Awards: PH.

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
Assigned Boreham, UK 1944

Assigned to 386BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed 10 miles Sth Frevent, France 20 April 1944

Shot down by Anti Aircraft fire 20-Apr-44 on Mission No. 13, a 36 plane mission to destroy construction works at Bois de Esquerdes, France. 1 x POW, 6 x KIA MACR 4218

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 November 2018 09:52:30 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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