Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T5423
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
22 Mar 45 Bombing Haltern (G) Blitz Buggy
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Martin B-26 Marauder G 43-34229 H9-K 394BG/586BS USAAF Cambrai Epinoy (B.72)
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
Sustained severe battle damage in target area Crash landed at Eindhoven Airfield Noord-Brabant
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot Col. J.M. Silk USAAF SAFE -
Co-Pilot 2/Lt. J. Rugg USAAF SAFE -
Navigator 1/Lt. R.G. Turney USAAF SAFE -
Bombardier 2/Lt. r.c. King USAAF SAFE -
Radio Operator S/Sgt. G.D. Walbridge USAAF SAFE -
Top Turret Gunner S/Sgt. G.C. Westling USAAF SAFE -
Tail Gunner Sgt. R.B. Gaston USAAF SAFE -
Radar Operator 1/Lt. E.J. Colwell USAAF SAFE - wounded
Wartime Records Background Info
- Casualty Report by J. Hey; Bishop & Hey & Cillessen & Franken, 'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces, January-March 1945', page 464

Version February, 2023