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B-26 41-17792 "NANA" crashed on 8 July, 1943 take-off for the Massicault, Tunisia mission. The pilot was Lt. Robert C. Burns, copilot Douglas Taylor was injured, one or more vertebra were broken or cracked. Taylor was confined to a body cast and returned to duty in September 1943. Taylor is the send from the left the remaining crew are not identified. Note: This photo was scanned in 2004 from 35mm negatives discovered the Taylor Family collection. Damage due from improper handling and storage.




  • 41-17792 Nana

    B-26 Marauder
    On 8 July, 1943 'Nan' 41-17792 of the 444th Bomb Squadron was part of an attack on the Gerbini Airdrome No. 11 in Sicily. The aircraft crashed on takeoff from the airfield at Massicault, Tunisia. The pilot was Robert C. Burns, the copilot was Douglas...


Date Contributor Update
18 September 2020 13:59:03 Vaughn Created entry with collection, caption and unit associations

Taylor Family Collection