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A bomber crerw of the 552nd Bomb Squadron, 386th Bomb Group with their B-26 Marauder (RG-K, serial number 41-34987).
Official caption on image: "(GP-30-27-386)(14 Sept 43)(552 Bomb Sq. Crew)."

Printed caption on reverse: '552nd B.S., 386th B.G. A/C Name: _ A/C Ser. No.: 134987, RG-K. From left to right starting in back row: 1) Pilot: Gerold A. Wendt. 2) _. 3) _. 4) E/G: Thornton B. Henry. 5) A/G: Myron O. McKim. 6) R/G: _.'
On reverse: From Photo Files Of Chester P. Klier [Stamp].

Line up:
Back row:
Pilot: Jerold A. Wendt.
2) Frank White
3) Joseph McIntyre
Front row:
4) E/G: Thornton B. Henry.
5) A/G: Myron O. McKim.
6) R/G: James Hankemeyer

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

A bomber crerw of the 552nd Bomb Squadron, 386th Bomb Group with their B-26 Marauder (RG-K, serial number 41-34987). Official caption on image: "(GP-30-27-386)(14 Sept 43)(552 Bomb Sq. Crew)." Printed caption on reverse: '552nd B.S., 386th B.G. A/C Name: _ A/C Ser. No.: 134987, RG-K. From left to right starting in back row: 1) Pilot: Gerold A. Wendt. 2) _. 3) _. 4) E/G: Thornton B. Henry. 5) A/G: Myron O. McKim. 6) R/G: _.' On reverse: From Photo Files Of Chester P. Klier [Stamp].

Connections

Units

  • 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...

  • 552nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Hankemeyer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner
    Accident while taking off on June 23, 1943. B26B-41-31632 had just ferryed over from US. When leaving Earl's Colne for Boxted, lost manifold pressure.

  • Thornton Henry

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer
    Accident while taking off on June 23, 1943. B26B-41-31632 had just ferryed over from US. When leaving Earl's Colne for Boxted, lost manifold pressure.

  • Joseph McIntyre

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator; Bombardier
    Accident while taking off on June 23, 1943. B-26B 41-31632 had just ferryed over from US. When leaving Earl's Colne for Boxted, lost manifold pressure.

  • Myron McKim

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Accident while taking off on June 23, 1943. B26B-41-31632 had just ferryed over from US. When leaving Earl's Colne for Boxted, lost manifold pressure.

  • Jerold Wendt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Accident while taking off on June 23, 1943. B26B-41-31632 had just ferryed over from US. When leaving Earl's Colne for Boxted, lost manifold pressure.

  • Frank White

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Accident while taking off on June 23, 1943. B26B-41-31632 had just ferryed over from US. When leaving Earl's Colne for Boxted, lost manifold pressure.

Aircraft

  • 41-34987 Danny Boy II

    B-26 Marauder
    B-26C-15-MA 41-34987 "Danny Boy II" was assigned to the 386BG/552BS at Great Dunmow, UK. On 27-Sep-43 the Group was despatched to bomb the German airfield at Conches, France. Un-route to the target the aircraft took a direct hit from AA fire in the...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 April 2017 10:30:02 Lucy May Changes to caption
Sources

From Tully McIntyre: 'My father, Joseph D McIntyre, is third from left standing in rear row. The second from left standing in rear row is the one referenced in crew list as CP White. I have a photo of him in my father's paperwork where he is referenced as "Whitey"'

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2017 10:27:18 Lucy May Changes to caption
Sources

Updated caption using information provided by user 'SXS' - Steve Sharp - see previous revision to image record.

Date Contributor Update
06 January 2017 12:21:45 SXS Changes to person associations
Sources

People connections added 6 January 2017. These persons (and James W. Couper - Line Chief) were aboard 41-31632 "Danny Boy" while taking off on June 23, 1943. The aircraft had recently been flown over from the US. When leaving Earl's Colne for Boxted, lost manifold pressure (in one engine ?). Crew survived but aircraft was a total loss. They named their replacement aircraft 41-34987 as "Danny Boy II".

http://www.b26.com/historian/chester_klier/marauders.of.the.386th.bomb.g...
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1941_5.html

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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