Pacific Wrecks
Pacific Wrecks    
  Missing In Action (MIA) Prisoners Of War (POW) Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)  
Chronology Locations Aircraft Ships Submit Info How You Can Help Donate
 
  B-26 Marauder Serial Number 40-1510  
USAAF
5th AF
22nd BG
2nd BS

Former Assignments
77th BS

Click For Enlargement
775th BS Jan-Mar 1942

Aircraft History
Built by Martin. Delivered to the U. S. Army as B-26 Marauder serial number 40-1510.

Wartime History
On December 29, 1941 one of thirteen B-26s assigned to the 77th Bombardment Squadron assigned to Elmendorf Field. Nose number 13.

During March 1942, disassembled and shipped to Australia arriving in Melbourne on April 5, 1942. Reassembled at Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) by April 30, 1942 and flown to Garbutt Field at Townsville.

Assigned to the 22nd Bombardment Group, 2nd Bombardment Squadron as a replacement aircraft. No known nose art or nickname. Assigned to pilot McIver.

On July 5, 1942 parked at 7-Mile Drome near Port Moresby during a Japanese air raid and was damaged by a bomb. Afterwards, parts were salvaged off the bomber before it was scrapped.

References
Revenge of the Red Raiders pages 491
Note, other sources incorrectly list it destroyed on September 6, 1942.

Contribute Information
Are you a relative or associated with any person mentioned?
Do you have photos or additional information to add?

Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

Tech Info
B-26
  Discussion Forum Daily Updates Reviews Museums Interviews & Oral Histories  
 
Pacific Wrecks Inc. All rights reserved.
Donate Now Facebook Twitter YouTube Google Plus Instagram