Martin B-26B-55-MA Marauder
Squadron Code: FW-W
Crew Chief: T/Sgt. Elbert G. Goss
Asst. Crew Chief: Cpl. Verlis Rose
| On the 12th of May, gun positions at
Barfluer-La Parnelle on the Cherbourg peninsula were attacked with good
results. Our flights were led by Captain Sanders and Lts. Clark and Harrison.
On this mission the ship in which Lts. D.R. Hanna served as copilot and
Lt. H.J. Halnon as bombardier, became unstable and they baled out over
the Cherbourg peninsula. The ship was brought back to England by Lt. E.
G. Bond and the four remaining members of the crew baled out over southern
England and returned uninjured to the base the next day.
– Monthly Report, 556th Bombardment Squadron, Medium, May 1944.
B-26B 42-96190 crashed
on the Isle of Wight, offshore and south of Southamption, England. The
on-board crew was:
|E. G. Bond
Daniel R. Hanna
Howard J. Halnon
Lts. Hanna and Halnon were listed as missing in action. Lt. Hanna is buried at the Normandy American Cemetery. There is no information about Lt. Halnon's fate; he is listed in the Tablets of the Missing at the Normandy American Cemetery.