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Cartoon by Joseph J Rosa of his crew in B-26 'Cactus Jack'.

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  • Francis Anderson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    On 21-Sep-43 while serving as Tail Gunner in B-26B 41-31721 'Cactus Jack' 387BG/559BS his aircraft was despatched with 36 other B-26s to bomb the German airfield of Beauvais/Tillie, France. The aircraft sustained major damage from AA fire over the...

  • James Beaman

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Engineer/Gunner
    On 21-Sep-43 while serving as Engineer/Gunner in B-26B 41-31721 'Cactus Jack' 387BG/559BS his aircraft was despatched with 36 other B-26s to bomb the German airfield of Beauvais/Tillie, France. The aircraft sustained major damage from AA fire over the...

  • John Connell

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator/Gunner
    On 21-Sep-43 while serving as Radio Operator/Gunner in B-26B 41-31721 'Cactus Jack' 387BG/559BS his aircraft was despatched with 36 other B-26s to bomb the German airfield of Beauvais/Tillie, France. The aircraft sustained major damage from AA fire...

  • Charles Esparza

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down over France on 21 September 1943 in B-26B 41-31721 'Cactus Jack', 387BG/559BS while serving as Co-Pilot while on a mission to bomb the German airfield of Beauvais/Tille, France. He baled out of the aircraft and was captured as a Prisoner of...

  • Harry Metzgar

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    On 21-Sep-43 while serving as Bombardier in B-26B 41-31721 'Cactus Jack' 387BG/559BS his aircraft was despatched with 36 other B-26s to bomb the German airfield of Beauvais/Tillie, France. The aircraft sustained major damage from AA fire over the...

  • Joseph Rosa

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator
    On 21-Sep-43 while serving as Navigator of B-26B 41-31721 387BG/559BS the aircraft sustained damage from AA fire while attacking the German airfield of Beauvais/Tille, France. 1LT Rosa an the rest of the crew were able to bale out of the stricken...

Aircraft

  • 41-31721 Cactus Jack

    B-26 Marauder
    B-26B-20-MA 41-31721 "Cactus Jack" was assigned to the 387BG/559BS at Chipping Onger, UK. The aircraft was despatched on a mission to bomb the German airfield of Beauvais/Tille, France. During the attack the aircraft sustained damage from AA fire and...

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Date Contributor Update
22 September 2017 14:04:40 Lucy May Created entry with collection, caption and person associations
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