Martin B-26B-20-MA Marauder
Squadron Code: FW-D
Crew Chief: T/Sgt. William Gault
Asst. Crew Chief: Sgt. Charles W. Davis
Stinky was one of
the original cadre of B-26s that formed the 556th Bomb. Squadron. The crew
to which the aircraft was originally assigned and that flew the aircraft
from the United States to England was:
|Robert S. Jones
Herbert L. Abrahamson
Carl B. Cooper
Harold R. Gehrke
Tesie A. Willoughby
Samuel C. Maxwell
Flight Chief M/Sgt. Albert H. Moraw accompanied the aircraft on its trip from the United States to England.
With 175 sorties to its credit, Stinky holds the squadron record for number of sorties. It was part of both the group's first bombing mission on August 15, 1943, against the St. Omer-Ft. Rouge airdrome, and its last on April 26, 1945, against oil storage tanks at Schrobenhausen, Germany. In the latter mission the Group was recalled three minutes from base because the target had been overrun by the fast-advancing U.S. ground forces; the Group did not get credited for the mission because it never entered hostile air space. Stinky survived its combat duty only to be sent to Landsberg, Germany to be blown into scrap.