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  B-26B "Plenty Peed Off Patootie" Serial Number 41-17589  
13th AF
38th BG
69th BS

Aircraft History
Built by Martin in Baltimore, Maryland. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-26B Marauder serial number 41-17589.

Wartime History
During May 1942 assigned to the 38th Bombardment Group, 69th Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "Plenty Peed Off Patootie". Assigned to pilot Waddleton.

On January 7, 1943 took off from Henderson Field on Guadalcanal as part of a formation of six B-26s on a bombing mission against Munda Airfield on New Georgia, but found the target was covered by a low ceiling of cloud cover. Instead, they proceeded to Rekata Bay that also had a low ceiling of cloud cover.

The ultimate fate of this bomber is unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

Note, another source states this B-26 was assigned to 22nd Bombardment Group.
USAF Serial Number Search Results - B-26B Marauder 41-17589
"17589 (2nd BS, 22nd BG, 5th AF) in forced landing from unknown cause at Near Maroondan, Queensland, Australia Nov 5, 1943. All crew survived, but aircraft was destroyed."
69th Bombardment Squadron Diary, January 7, 1943
Thanks to Larry Hickey / International Historical Research Associates for additional information

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Last Updated
October 1, 2018


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