USAAF 41-31900 Martin B-26B-30-MA Marauder

USAAF serial number S/N: 41-31900 Martin B-26B-30-MA Marauder

1941031900, 41-31900 Martin B-26B-30-MA Marauder Fate: Lost 387BG556BS

Remarks: 387BG556BS (Chipping Ongar) - Tiger Tails Code:FW-T named: Dorothy S/Short Snorter Lost to enemy action Nov 17, 1944, Disposal: 17-Nov-44

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Dorothy S
Short Snorter
Martin B-26B-30-MA Marauder
Sn: 41-31900
Squadron Code: FW-T

First Sortie

Last Sortie

Total

9 Sep 43

17 Nov 44

101

Crew Chief: T/Sgt. Eldon Keys
Asst. Crew Chief: Cpl. Charles McKeen

On November 17, 1944 Short Snorter, piloted by Lt. Ed DeMouche, was assigned to a mission against a troop concentration at Weisweiller, Germany. One of the aircraft's engines missed while taking off, and on re-landing the nose gear on Short Snorter gave out. The Marauder ended up in an old bomb crater at the end of the runway. The crew escaped injury; the aircraft was salvaged for parts.

 

This webpage was updated 3rd July 2021

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