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Jerold A Wendt

Military

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.

Service

Units served with

  • 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

Associated Place

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

  • Earls Colne

    Military site : airfield
    Earls Colne was built in 1941 as an airfield for No.3 Group, RAF Bomber Command, although never used as such. Assigned to the US Eighth Air Force (as Station 358) in 1942, its 36 hardstands were increased to 50, bringing the airfield up to Air Ministry...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ohio, USA 1920

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2017 10:29:07 Lucy May Changes to service number, events and place associations
Sources

NARA enlistment record: https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=all&tf=...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

AccidentReports.com, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey pp. 160-161 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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