Date: 1943 May17/17 A/C Type: B-26  Marauder SN: 41-18086 Code: ER-U A/C Nickname:
 File: 771 Airforce: USAAF Sqn/Unit: 322 BG - 450 BS Mission/Raid: Haarlem & Velsen-Noord Power Station
1 Pilot 1Lt. Joseph A. Jones            buried Bergen aan Zee 9    
2 Co-Pilot 2Lt. Anthony A. Alaimo                     POW 10    
3 Nav./B 2Lt. Norris K. Calkins           buried Bergen aan Zee 11    
4 E T/Sgt. Marvin L. Harbour                    MIA 12    
5 RO T/Sgt. Robert P. Steffen     buried Bergen aan Zee 13    
6 TG S/Sgt. Milton E. Littrell                       MIA 14    
7     15    
8     16                    

On return route over the Dutch coast shot down by Flak south of IJmuiden. Probably turned north with a burning engine and ditched in sea 2 miles off Castricum.  

Co-pilot 2Lt. Anthony A. Alaimo in MACR: "we had to leave the formation 2 miles from coast Haarlem and the aircraft ditched on sea. I was thrown out (safety belt not fastened). Nobody of the crew was picked up near where the aircraft sunk, only me. Apparently they went down with the aircraft and drowned".

Three men washed ashore in June at Castricum (Calkins) , Bergen aan Zee (Jones) and Hargen (Steffen). They were buried in Bergen (aan Zee) on the airwar plot.

See our research on the 2 men MIA info on our web-page on sister aircraft B-26 41-18090 pilot Norton. 


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