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Crash Site B26 Marauder IJmuiderslag IJmuiden

A B26 Marauder crashed at this location on March 26, 1943. This bomber, named Toid Boid, took part in a bombing of IJmuiden and was hit in the bomb bay by German anti-aircraft guns. The plane crashed at this location, killing the entire crew. The crew of the Toid Boid was a new inexperienced crew called the "Reese crew" after the name of the pilot 2nd Lt Halmyth Reese.

The Reese Crew consisted of the following crew members: 2nd Lt Halmyth C. Reese (Pilot), Major William C. Berryman (Co Pilot), Sgt Paul R. Scott (Radio operator / Waist gunner), Sgt Ralph R. Brown Bombardier), S / Sgt Alex E. Sundberg (Armorer / Turret gunner, Sgt Donald L. Jacobs (Engineer / Tail gunner).

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  • Text: Roger Zoontjens
  • Photos: Roger Zoontjens