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
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...
Military | Lieutenant
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...
Military | Sergeant | Bombardier
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...
|Crashed||Nantes, France||19 July 1944|
Failed to Return (FTR) Nantes 19-Jul-44
|23 February 2021 21:17:38||Al_Skiff||Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations|
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MACR 7046 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database