467th Bombardment Group (H)
Research Site
44-10541         B-24J-60-CF
Aircraft Info
Type | Model | Series:
Manufacturer:
Plant Location:
Manufacturer Code:
Finish:
Block Number:
Contract Number
Original Aircraft:
PFF Equipped:
RCM Equipped:
B 24 J
Consolidated
Fort Worth, Texas
CF
NMF
60

No

Assigned Squadrons
791st BS
Assigned:
Date Unknown
Detached:
10 Nov 44
k
+
Total Assigned Squadrons: 001
Demise
Date:
09 Nov 44
Description:
Notes:
"Following a weather recon for the day’s mission, Capt. Marvin M. Paul was injured in a crash landing at Woodbridge. Over the North Sea his ship ran into a violent storm and spun down almost to sea level before control was regained. Three men who managed to bail out were never found."

Robin Janton researched the incident and has written an account of it in his book, "The Two Squadrons That Were One." He reports that Paul was flying a weather recon/training mission flying with a 5 man skeleton crew. He was training a co-pilot from another crew while doing some practical work. Also with him was a navigator, radio operator and engineer.

They experienced severe icing conditions that caused the craft to go into a spin. Three of the men bailed out nto the North Sea. Paul and his navigator remained on board. Paul regained somewhat control of his ship, just long enough to crashland it on land. The ship caught fire and burned. Both Paul and Struckoff survived. The three men who had jumped were KILOD (killed in the line of duty)."
No
Image Gallery
Available
at this Time
Missions
#
Date
Disp.
Credit
City
Country
Target
Squadron
Pilot
Crew #
116
07 Oct 44
Magedburg
Ger
 
791st
Cramer, M. B.

118
12 Oct 44
Osnabruck
Ger
 
791st
Leonard, W. C.

125
26 Oct 44
Minden
Ger
 
791st
Cramer, M. B.

128
04 Nov 44
Misburg
Ger
 
791st
Elliott, R. H.

Total Flights: 004
Total Combat: 004
Total Dispatched: 004
Total Credited: 004
Significant Dates
Date
Event
Unit
Location
Recipient
Destination
Stories
Date
Topic
Author
No known stories at this time