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42-107745

B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Butzbach, Germany. Hit by flak, both engines ablaze, attempted forced landing, whilst straightening out to alight wing dug in and A/C seen to explode. 22-Feb-45 8 x KIA. MACR 12680.

Service

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    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

People

  • Duane Borst

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Dates of Service 1943-1946. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: The assistant treasurer and manager of the Inland Steel Products Co.

  • Donald Dorr

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Butzbach, Germany. Hit by flak, both engines ablaze, attempted forced landing, whilst straightening out to alight wing dug in and A/C seen to explode. 22-Feb-45 Killed in Action ...

  • Wayne Jennings

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer / gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Butzbach, Germany. Hit by flak, both engines ablaze, attempted forced landing, whilst straightening out to alight wing dug in and A/C seen to explode. 22-Feb-45 Killed in Action ...

  • James Logan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Butzbach, Germany. Hit by flak, both engines ablaze, attempted forced landing, whilst straightening out to alight wing dug in and A/C seen to explode. 22-Feb-45 Killed in Action ...

  • James Mossman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Butzbach, Germany. Hit by flak, both engines ablaze, attempted forced landing, whilst straightening out to alight wing dug in and A/C seen to explode. 22-Feb-45 Killed in Action ...

  • Louis Rehmi

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio operator | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Butzbach, Germany. Hit by flak, both engines ablaze, attempted forced landing, whilst straightening out to alight wing dug in and A/C seen to explode. 22-Feb-45 Killed in Action ...

  • Jay Smith

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bomber pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Butzbach, Germany. Hit by flak, both engines ablaze, attempted forced landing, whilst straightening out to alight wing dug in and A/C seen to explode. 22-Feb-45 Killed in Action ...

  • Grant Thibeault

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Butzbach, Germany. Hit by flak, both engines ablaze, attempted forced landing, whilst straightening out to alight wing dug in and A/C seen to explode. 22-Feb-45 Killed in Action ...

Places

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Offutt AFB, NE, USA 1943

Built at Martin.

Delivered Nebraska, USA 1943

Delivered at USAAF.

Crashed Aéroport Paris Beauvais Tillé, Route de l'aéroport, 60000 Tillé, France 5 November 1944

Taxiing Accident Beauvais-Tille (A-61) Lt Duane R Borst, 5-Nov-44.

B-26C 42-107745 - 450BS 322BG 9AF.

Crashed Pohl-Göns, 35510 Butzbach, Germany 22 February 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2018 20:23:41 ptdelphi Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

Peter Thibeault son of Navigator

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2017 15:47:41 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-107745&Submit6=Go
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-107745&Submit4=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28829507

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2017 08:58:30 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=12680&Submit=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28829507

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 12680 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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