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42-96267

B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 584BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal crash, hit prop wash on take off, stalled and crashed onto the runway, shortly thereafter exploding. Pilot Lt Howard I Davis. 5 x RTD, 1 x KIA.

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Aircraft

  • 42-96056 'Homesick Angel'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Damaged beyond economical repair by explosion of crashed B-26 42-96267 21-Sep-44. Salvaged.

People

  • Harold Noelting

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 584BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Crashed on takeoff, unable to escape wreck of B-26 42-96267 21-Sep-44 Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM (5OLC), 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. ...

  • Holmsley South

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42, Holmsley South opened in September 1942 as a Coastal Command base before construction was complete. It eventually had three concrete runways, 35 pan and three loop hardstandings, and five T2 hangars. The 1st American residents,...

  • Tour-en-Bessin

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Middleriver, MD 1943
Assigned Boreham, UK 1944

Assigned to 584BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed Tour-en-Bessin, France 21 September 1944

Fatal crash, hit prop wash on take off, stalled and crashed onto the runway, shortly thereafter exploding. 5 x RTD, 1 x KIA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 November 2018 19:07:38 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, aircraft associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.ww2buddies.com/BG394.html
http://www.b26.com/guestbook/2003.htm

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