Captain P.W. McIntyre, Died 5 June 1942

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Captain P.W. McIntyre, Died 5 June 1942

Post by Dean » Tue Dec 05, 2006 7:04 am

Captain Patrick W. McIntyre was a member of HQ 19th Bombardment Group when he and his crew were killed in a aircraft (bomber) accident near Archerfield Brisbane circa 5 June 1942. Aboard this aircraft were two civilians working for the Glen Martin Aircraft Company.

Can anyone provide any information on the loss of Captain McIntyre and his Crew? What aircraft were they flying (was it a B-26 Marauder)? Where did it crash? Is there an accident report or any story/narrative about the incident?

Thanks

(could this link up with this? http://www.pacificwrecks.com/bboard/vie ... php?t=1273)

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June 5, 1942

Post by Anthony J. Mireles » Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:43 pm

Killed in the AAF crash at Queensland, Australia, on 5 June 1942:

Pat W. McIntyre
Dwight S. Muckley
T.E. Phipps Jr.
Richard M. Cone
Henry W. Lysakoski (civilian)
Edward Marschmer (civilian)

Survivor: James W. Parker

Seems to be the same airplane.

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Captain P.W. McIntyre, Died 5 June 1942

Post by Ozatwar » Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:54 am

I have just created a new web page on this mystery crash:-

http://www.ozatwar.com/ozcrashes/qld218.htm

I would love to know more about this crash.

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Re: Captain P.W. McIntyre, Died 5 June 1942

Post by dpetty121263 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:12 am

Sounds like this pilot was flying a Martin B-26 Marauder as the two civilians worked for the Martian aircraft company. As most know the B-26 had many problems and from the sounds of it they were doing test flights before the crash.

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Re: Captain P.W. McIntyre, Died 5 June 1942

Post by dpetty121263 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:21 am

Adding to this during this time period production models of B-26 and B-26A's were in Australia about this time, these models had a bad reputation and was nicknamed "Widowmakers" and "Flying Coffins as so many crashed, it wasn't till the C models came out that they became more stable and developed the lowest loss rate of any American bomber in World War II.

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Re: Captain P.W. McIntyre, Died 5 June 1942

Post by GordyB2 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:19 am

Update,

Some research has revealed that this may well have been a combat damaged 22nd BG B-26 that, after some rudimentary repairs at Townsville locality , was being ferried down from there to Archerfield for major repairs. Research is now centering on damaged B-26s circa Mid May to early June 42

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Re: Captain P.W. McIntyre, Died 5 June 1942

Post by nbrettoner » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:49 pm

Hi Gordy & thread followers.

Any further progress as yet, on which aircraft was involved, & any further info??.
kind regards,

Noel Brettoner

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Re: Captain P.W. McIntyre, Died 5 June 1942

Post by GordyB2 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:55 am

Hi There,

the latest is that there was a stray over to one of the ex-Dutch B-10s( Can't remember the type name) for a while,...but I think we have to really sink into the status of B-26s of the 22nd BG

Bearing in mind that the report date could be well after per thew write-off date or exhuming the body's ex Townsville for burial in the Ipswich Cemetery :

Some candidates:

B-26 40-1363 Accident 20/03/41 Langley Fld heavy landing. Capt Selby 33rd B Sqn. #44. Flying Cross / Rum Runner Shot up over Lae on 9/6/42, (22nd BG, 33rd BS) wheels up landing at Jackson Field, New Guinea Jun 9, 1942. Repaired and flown to RAAF Air Depot and to Essendon, Melbourne where it was used for administrative flights. repaired Melbourne????

B-26 40-1390 "Lil de Icer" . Crashed on take off at Reid River, Australia May 15, 1942. 8 killed

B-26 40-1413 NFDs****


B-26 40-1473 Lt. Louis A. Almedia. 22nd BG) crashed on takeoff at Garbutt Field, Australia Apr 21, 1942. 8 killed.


B-26 40-1489 (22nd BG) buckled fuselage in hard landing at Antil Plans, QLD May 15, 1942. NFDs ( Could be the repaired ship to be ferried for permanent repairs???)

*****Not part of the known losses

40-1363 (33rd BS) wheels up landing at Jackson Field, New Guinea 9/6/42.
40-1364 nosewheel failure 3/4/41. Repaired
40-1365 nosewheel failure at Chanute
40-1368 crashed on takeoff at Dobodura, New Guinea 8/9/43.
40-1375 nosewheel failure at Langley 11/7/41
40-1380 modified as XB-26D. Probably destroyed 16/4/41.
40-1387 (73rd BS) shot down by destroyer off Kiska 16/10/42
40-1389 crashed on landing at Archerfield, Brisbane, Australia 25/3/42.
40-1390 crashed on takeoff at Reid River, Australia 15/5/42. 8 killed
40-1391 Battle of Midway. Landed partial gear up at Midway Island 4/6/42
40-1394 destroyed on ground during enemy air attack on Port Moresby, AU 24/4/42.
40-1396 wrecked on takeoff at Savanna, GA 7/11/41.
40-1397 retained at Hickam Field, Hawaii and crashed on takeoff 1/10/42.
40-1398 crashed on test flight at Hickam Field 1/4/42.
40-1399 damaged on ground at Port Moresby by bombs and strafing. Salvaged.
40-1400 (408th BS) shot down by fighters 18/4/42 in attack on Rabaul.
40-1401 (408th BS) crash landed at Williamstown NSW 11/4/42.
40-1402 (408th BS) lost 10/5/42 in attack on enemy shipping near Deboyne Islands.
40-1403 ran off taxi strip into ditch at Iron Range, Australia 30/9/42.
40-1409 washed out due to short field, Sydney, Australia 31/3/42.
40-1411 scrapped in Brisbane -/1/44.
40-1414 crashed, runaway prop during takeoff at Langley Field 25/9/41.
40-1417 crashed due to to fuel exhaustion en route to Port Moresby 8/4/42.
40-1418 (408th BS) belly-landed in jungle hit by AAA during attack in Rabaul 11/4/42.
40-1419 (408th BS) crashed landed at sea 21/4/42. 7 killed, one survived.
40-1421 (408th BS) ditched at sea after hit by AAA over Lae, New Guinea 7/1/43.
40-1422 crash-landed at Kukumbuta, New Guinea due to AAA damage 3/1/43.
40-1424 shot down by flak and fighters in Battle of Midway 4/6/942.
40-1426 (19th BS) damaged during attack on Rabaul 2/5/42
40-1427 scrapped in Brisbane -/1/44.
40-1428 scrapped in Brisbane -/1/44
40-1429 destroyed on ground during enemy air attack at Port Moresby 24/4/42.
40-1431 ditched after takeoff at Hickam Field, Hawaii 29/3/42.
40-1432 scrapped at Brisbane -/1/44
40-1433 crashed at Iron Range, Australia, blew on landing 13/9/42. 1 killed.
40-1436 scrapped in Brisbane -/1/44
40-1437 w/o due to damage on ground at Port Moresby 17/8/42.
40-1438 disappeared in storm 25/3/42. 7 missing.
40-1441 destroyed on ground by enemy action at Port Moresby 24/4/42.
40-1442 (408th BS) crashed at sea in Trobriand Islands hit by AAA 6/4/42.
40-1443 crashed on takeoff at Biggs Field, TX 8/12/41.
40-1444 crash landed after being hit by AAA over Salamaua PNG 23/7/43. 1 killed.
40-1447 blew tire at Reid River, Australia 22/4/42 and scavenged for parts.
40-1467 shot down by fighters off Lae, New Guine 28/5/42. 7 killed.
40-1469 crashed in storm near Palmyra Island enroute to Australia 1/4/42.
40-1473 crashed on takeoff at Garbutt Field, Australia 21/4/42. 8 killed.
40-1474 ditched 25/5/42 on attack on Montague Harbor, New Britain.
40-1475 crashed into mountain 31/12/42 Cajon Pass, CA. 9 killed.
40-1480 crashed near Woodstock, QLD 9/3/43 due to fuel exhaustion.
40-1486 crashed on landing, combat damage on raid on Rabaul 14/5/42.
40-1489 buckled fuselage in hard landing at Antil Plans, QLD 15/5/42.
40-1490 missing in storm near Palmyra Island enroute to Australia 1/4/2. 7 MIA
40-1491 scrapped at Brisbane -/1/44
40-1492 shot up by fighters during attack on convoy off Buna, New Guinea 13/8/42
40-1493 crashed due to fuel exhaustion at Loloki, PNG 2/11/42.
40-1494 crashed at Muroc Dry Lake, CA 18/12/41 due to icing. All killed.
40-1495 crashed on takeoff 10/1/43, Port Moresby, PNG. 7 killed, 8 survived
40-1496 crashed near Wu Wu due to fuel exhaustion 10/1/43. Crew OK
40-1503 wrecked when tire blew on landing at Laliki, PNG 2/11/42
40-1507 crashed at Nowra, NSW 1/6/42.
40-1510 damaged beyond repair during enemy air raid Port Moresby 6/9/42.
40-1521 ran out of fuel after missing Port Moresby, PNG 9/8/42
40-1522 blew up and burned while being serviced at Garbutt, QLD 4/6/43
40-1529 (408th BS) MIA over Kokoda mountains, New Guinea 17/12/42
41-17553 crashlanded on North Stradbroke Island, Ocean Beach, QLD
41-17574 crashed in Hawaii 24/12/42
41-17593 ditched 100 mi NW of Darwin, Australia 3/11/42


So thee you go,......I'm down to 40-1413 or the May 42 repaired 40-1489 in transit south???

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Re: Captain P.W. McIntyre, Died 5 June 1942

Post by nbrettoner » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:07 pm

Hi Gordy,

I haven't been here on this forum for ages, & it's so good to see the searching continuing; for which I thank you! :)
Patrick was married & had a daughter. I believe (from WWII newspaper article/s) that his wife & daughter moved away from Michigan Illinois, maybe just before his death announcement.
There apparently is some kind of official death notice, but as I am not a paid-up member (where the search result led me), as yet I've not been able to read it.
However, I am a 'world' membership subscriptionee to Ancestry dot com, so will try there later.
I have pinpointed the apartment where his parents lived, & am happy to send you a zipped folder of GE (Google Earth) placemarks concerning Capt Patrick W. McIntyre, & include the various other bits I have, if you like.
Please email me if so (I will 'pm' you here details & my email address etc :) )

Coincidentally, while doing a search just now (that's how come I came back to this forum :) ), I stumbled across a Catholic newspaper article on him; lower-centre:-
http://arc.stparchive.com/Archive/ARC/A ... 942p06.php

look for "Nun recalls teaching"....
The sister mentioned here may help find any descendants/cousins/siblings etc?.
kind regards,

Noel Brettoner

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Re: Captain P.W. McIntyre, Died 5 June 1942

Post by KBolduan » Fri May 08, 2015 9:43 am

I am Patrick McIntyre's daughter. I would be eager to answer any questions about him that I can.

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