THAMESIDE AVIATION MUSEUM

pictures of some of  the crew members

We would like to Thank David Campbell of "Lashenden Air Warfare Museum" Headcorn, Kent. for supplying and allowing us to use these pictures. All are copy write of the above.

On 8th March 1944 two B-26 Marauder aircraft of the 344th Bomb Group, 494th Bomb Squadron, USAAF, 9th Airforce based at Stanstead, Essex, collided in mid-air over the village of Theydon Mount, Epping, Essex, with the tragic loss of all on-board the two aircraft.

 

1st Lt John Keeler Eckert

S/Sgt. Alfred R. Border

Left to right. Edward J Powell, Alfred R Border, and an unknown.

1st Lt James Alexander Hudson

Left to right. "Shorty" Wheeler, Alfred R. Border, Sager, Edward J.Powell and John A. Strauss

2nd Lt Linwood C Brookes

 

The incident was actually the first time any lives had been lost by the 344th
it was only their 3rd mission since arriving in Britain.

 

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