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41-31622

B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 554BS, 386BG, 9AF USAAF.

Service

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 386th Bomb Group

    386th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 386th Bomb Group flew B-26 Marauders for the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. Whilst with the Eighth, the Group developed the formation release procedure for the B-26 on missions that targeted aerodromes, marshalling yards and V-weapon sites along the...

  • 554th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Louis Cubba

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 386th Bomb Group
    Louis Cubba served as a radio operator with the 386th Bomb Group. On 23 September 1944, he was Killed in Action. He is buried in Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial.

  • Henry Farwell

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Gunner | 386th Bomb Group
    Henry “Fireball” Farwell, of Milwaukee, enlisted into the USAAF in 1942. With the rank of Technical Sergeant he flew B-26 Marauders (radio operator/gunner) from Great Dunmow, home of the 386th Bomb Group (M) 9th USAAF. Farwell flew 68 combat missions...

Places

  • Great Dunmow

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield, two miles north-west of Great Dunmow, was built in 1942-1943 by the US Army's 818th Engineer Battalion (Aviation), alongside British contractors. B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group moved in in September 1943, and in October the Group...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Middle River, MD, USA 1943

Built at Martins.

Assigned Great Dunmow, Dunmow CM6, UK 1944

Assigned to 554BS, 386BG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed Charleroi, Belgium 23 September 1944

Crash landed Charleroi-Gosselies A-87. 23-Sep-44.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2018 21:03:05 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.b26.com/guestbook/2003.htm
http://archive.is/k4dZ

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