On his second mission when bomber shot down over Boulogne, France. Given FOD after year and a day.
Killed in Action (KIA) in B-26B 41-18058 [ER:S] 322BG/450BS while serving as a Photographer. The aircraft was hit by flak on mission to Boulogne, France. Engine damaged by hit, aircraft flipped over and crashed into the English Channel.
The 322nd was moved to the 9th AF Oct. 1943.
Units served with
The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...
The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...
Activated as 496th Fighter Training Group on 11 December 1943 at Greencastle by VIII Composite Command.
B-26B-4-MA 41-18058 [ER:S] was assigned to the 322BG/450BS at Andrews Field, UK. On 9-Sep-43 the aircraft was struck by flak over the target of the coastal defenses near Boulogne, France. The aircraft entered a spin, rolled on its back and crashed into...
9 September 1943
The coastal defenses along the French coast near Boulogne are the targets for 217 B-26s from: 322BG (54); 323BG (54); 386BG (55) and 387BG (54). These operational capacity of each of these Groups has been increased by 50%. 202 aircraft are effective on...
Military site : airfield
The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...
|Killed in action
||Strait of Dover
||9 September 1943
Killed when aircraft was struck by flak and crashed into the English Channel near the target of Boulogne, France. His remains have never been recovered.
Commemorated on the Wall of the Missing, Ardennes American Cemetery.