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B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Nantes 19-Jul-44, hit by flak in port engine, wing collapsed, spun in. Crashed left bank of Loire river. 2 x POW, 6 x KIA MACR 7046



  • 9th Air Force
  • 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...

  • 451st Bomb Squadron


  • James Burns

    Military | Lieutenant

  • William Canfield

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    19th July 1944 the B26 piloted by Lt William E Canfield was hit by flak just after bombs away. Left engine caught fire, the plane banked steeply to the left, the left wing broke away and the Marauder went into a spin and crashed. No survivors were...

  • Ralph Hehl

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier


  • 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
Crashed Nantes, France 19 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Nantes 19-Jul-44


Date Contributor Update
23 February 2021 21:17:38 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:06 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 7046 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database