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42-96289

B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Pointoise R/R bridge mission. Hit by flak near Dreux, wounding the pilot, taking out starboard engine and damaging the port engine. Losing altitude, left behind by formation, co-pilot attempted to nurse A/C back to lines. Lost control around 2000 ft when remaining engine cut out, crash landed in orchard near Dreux. 3 x POW, 3 x KIA. 9-Aug-44. MACR 7788.

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People

  • John Deems

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Arm / Gunner | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Had the misfortune to be involved in two mid-air collisions as well as being shot down. ...

  • Jerome Gross

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. ...

  • Robert Hesser

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Pointoise R/R bridge mission. Hit by flak near Dreux, with the pilot wounded, took over control and attempted to nurse A/C back to lines. Lost control around 2000 ft when remaining damaged...

  • Richard Pass

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Op / Gunner | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. ...

  • Vincent Serio

    Military | Sergeant | Togglier | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. ...

  • Kenneth Stiles

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Eng / Gunner | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. 40 x missions. ...

Places

  • Rivenhall

    Military site : airfield
    Originally allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a heavy bomber base, Rivenhall was built during 1943-44 but transferred to the Ninth Air Force before construction was complete. It had three concrete runways, 51 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Middle River, MD, USA 1943

Built at Martin.

Assigned Rivenhall, Witham CM8, UK 1944

Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed 28100 Dreux, France 9 August 1944 – 9 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Pointoise R/R bridge mission. Flak. Ccrash landed in orchard near Dreux. 3 x POW, 3 x KIA. MACR 7788.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 August 2018 11:20:10 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29438148
https://www.fold3.com/image/314277683?terms=42-96289
http://www.database-memoire.eu/prive/en-us/st-james-all-soldiers/108-st-...

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

MACR 7788 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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