USAAF 41-31794 Martin B-26B-25-MA Marauder

USAAF serial number S/N: 41-31794 Martin B-26B-25-MA Marauder

1941031794, 41-31794 Martin B-26B-25-MA Marauder Fate: Shot Down +322BG450BS Remarks: The Crusaders Code:YA-D named: SPARTA shot down by AAA and bellylanded on French beach Jul 12, 1944. MACR-2045. 322BG450BS Nye's Annihilators Code:ER-R named: We Can't Miss Victory, Disposal: 12-Jul-44

I meant to tell you this is on a French beach in the Pas De Calais.
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Attached is a photo I believe to be of the plane my father – Donald Epstein - and his crew were shot down in on July 12, 1944. I believe those are German soldiers looking for souvenirs. I hope this helps with your web site
386BG555BS The Crusaders Code:YA-D Name:"SPARTA" shot down by AAA and bellylanded on French beach Jul 12, 1944 41-31794, YA-D, Sparta
386th Bomb Group, 555th Squadron
Thanks,
James D Epstein

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