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  B-26 Marauder Serial Number 40-1461  
11th AF
28th BG

Pilot  1st Lt. John G. Pickard (minor injuries, survived)
Co-Pilot  2nd Lt Hodges Taylor (serious injuries, survived)
Crew  SSgt. Robert Rassmussen (serious injuries, survived)
Passenger  ? (survived)
Passenger  ? (survived)
Passenger  ? (survived)
Passenger  ? (survived)
Passenger  ?
Crashed  January 16, 1942 at 3:00pm
MACR  none

Aircraft History
Built by Martin in Baltimore, Maryland. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-26 Marauder serial number 40-1461.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 11th Air Force, 28th Bombardment Group. No known nose art or nickname.

Mission History
On January 16, 1942 crashed during take off from White Horse Airfield at 3:00pm when the nose wheel began to shimmy and right propeller ran away.

USAF Serial Number Search Results - B-26 40-1461
"1461 W/o Jan 16, 1942 at White Horse, Canada"
USAAF Form No. 14 Aircraft Accident Report
"Plane nosed into a snow bank. Right propeller hit snow bank and ground and pierced cabin. The plane was damaged beyond repair."

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Last Updated
October 1, 2018


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