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B-26 Marauder

Shot down over northern France near Talmas during the night of 7/8th July 1944.

Ellis H. Davison, II, Lieut-Cmdr, U. S. Coast Guard, Retired, the nephew of First Lieutenant Ellis H Davison, the aircraft's co-pilot that night, has posted in detail about this mission on Davison's Honor State record:



  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    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...

  • 450th Bomb Squadron


  • Ellis Davison

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    First Lieutenant Ellis Davison was a command pilot with over 50 missions with the 450th Squadron of the 322nd Bomb Group, based at Andrews Field, north of London. On the night of July 7-8, 1944 he agreed to substitute as co-pilot for B-26 #42-95970...

  • Otha Huckaby

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator/Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Otha B Huckaby "Huck" Master Sergeant USAF Ret., age 85, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away on June 16, 2005. Huck was a resident of Austin, Texas for over 40 years. He was born December 14, 1919, to Berry and Sarah Huckaby of...

  • Clyde Loomis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier/Navigator | 322nd Bomb Group
    Clyde Loomis served as a bombardier with the 322nd Bomb Group. He was shot down in B-26 42-95970 on 8 July 1944 and was killed.

  • Frederick Peters

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Frederick Peters served as a pilot with the 322nd Bomb Group. He was shot down in B-26 42-95970 on 8 July 1944 and was killed.

  • William Racer

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Sergeant William Racer served as a tail gunner with the 322nd Bomb Group from Andrews Field. He was part of the crew of B-26 (serial number 42-95970) that was shot down over France at Talmas on 8 July 1944. Three of his crew were killed; he and two...

  • George White

    Military | Sergeant | Flight Engineer/Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Sergeant George C White was part of a crew that was shot down over France on 8 July 1944. Three of his crew were killed, while he and two other airmen survived.


  • Andrews Field

    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...


Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) 80260 Talmas, France 8 July 1944


Date Contributor Update
26 April 2016 11:34:23 Lucy May Changes to description

Honor State record:

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:09 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 6625 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database