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B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 559BS, 387BG, 9AF USAAF. 95 x combat mission. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Bastogne attacked by Me109's, hit in the tail area, causing severe damage to flight control surfaces. 4 x crew baled out of spinning A/C 3 x POW, 1 x WIA/POW/KIA, 4 x KIA. MACR 11403.

Crew: Pilot 1Lt Wayne W Church [CT], Co 2Lt Harold D Wagoner WIA/POW/KIA [IA], Bomb Capt Jeff D Newman KIA [LA], Nav S/Sgt Frank C Porter KIA [MT], Eng S/Sgt Paul D Dungan [IN], Radio T/Sgt James G Logero KIA [PA], Arm/Gunner S/Sgt Jimmy G Burt [TX], Addl Gunner Cpl Aubrey E Waldran Jr KIA [MI].

Service

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 387th Bomb Group

    387th Bomb Group

    Group
    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....

  • 559th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Wayne Church

    Military | Captain | Bomber pilot | 387th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 559BS, 387BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Bastogne attacked by Me109's, hit in the tail area, causing severe damage to flight control surfaces. Baled out of spinning A/C Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11403. ...

  • Harold Wagoner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co pilot | 387th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 559BS, 387BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Bastogne attacked by Me109's, hit in the tail area, causing severe damage to flight control surfaces. Baled out of spinning A/C Wounded badly and suffering from burns baled...

Missions

  • 757

    23 December 1944

Places

  • Chipping Ongar

    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...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Offutt AFB, NE, USA 1944

Built at Martins.

Delivered Nebraska, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5, UK 1944

Assigned to 559BS, 387BG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed Bastogne, Belgium 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Bastogne attacked by Me109's, hit in the tail area, causing severe damage to flight control surfaces. 4 x crew baled out of spinning A/C 3 x POW, 1 x WIA/POW/KIA, 4 x KIA. MACR 11403.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 January 2017 13:44:30 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmdate.asp?thedate=441223&Submit...
https://www.fold3.com/image/30328395
http://www.b26.com/page/marauder_missions_december_23_1944.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 11403 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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