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B26.COM 2015 Guest book - dedicated to Martin B-26 Marauder Men.

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Your great-uncle, Lincoln Ernest Behling, was the pilot on the B26 "Krejan: SN 41-17550 that was shot down over Rekata Bay on January 7, 1943 with the loss of the entire crew. My uncle, Sgt.

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Marauderman's Name: Lincoln Ernest Behling Bomb Group: 38th
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It was here that the entire crew were killed and where Lincoln's Mae West and all the crews papers were found.


History of the 69th Bomb Squadron

b26mhs.bizland.com [cached]

Lincoln E. Behling and James F. Collins were promoted to captain, while 2nd Lt.

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Captain Lincoln E. Behling with 2nd Lts.
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Captain Collins became commanding officer and Captain Behling was appointed "B" flight leader, vice Captain Collins.
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A few days before Major Collins had departed for Australia to obtain the first modified B-25 at Amberley Field, so when the 69th proceeded to Guadalcanal on December 31st, Captain Behling, "B" flight commander, was acting commanding officer. On arrival one engine of Lt. Robert Wilmarths aircraft failed, but he piloted the B-26 perfectly, and the landing was made without trouble.
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On January 7, 1943 Captain Behling and his crew were shot down over Rekata Bay while leading a flight of six planes.
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At 3OO feet lOO# fragmentation bombs were dropped on the bivouac area and converging automatic AA fire scored direct hits on Captain Behling's aircraft.
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With the possible e"cepti"n of their former commanding officer, Captain Burhus, the loss of Captain Behling was the greatest shock sustained by the men in the squadron.
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Aside from being a superb pilot Captain Behling was a natural leader and the guiding light in the squadron. A tall, handsome fellow with much mental ability and considerable personal charm, Captain Behling was beloved by the officers and almost adored by the enlisted men. Captain Behling's death cast the squadron in a state of gloom, and Captain Waddletion, the operations officer, became acting commanding officer.


History of the 69th Bomb Squadron

forum.b-26mhs.org [cached]

Lincoln E. Behling and James F. Collins were promoted to captain, while 2nd Lt.

...
Captain Lincoln E. Behling with 2nd Lts.
...
Captain Collins became commanding officer and Captain Behling was appointed "B" flight leader, vice Captain Collins.
...
A few days before Major Collins had departed for Australia to obtain the first modified B-25 at Amberley Field, so when the 69th proceeded to Guadalcanal on December 31st, Captain Behling, "B" flight commander, was acting commanding officer. On arrival one engine of Lt. Robert Wilmarths aircraft failed, but he piloted the B-26 perfectly, and the landing was made without trouble.
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On January 7, 1943 Captain Behling and his crew were shot down over Rekata Bay while leading a flight of six planes.
...
At 3OO feet lOO# fragmentation bombs were dropped on the bivouac area and converging automatic AA fire scored direct hits on Captain Behling's aircraft.
...
With the possible e"cepti"n of their former commanding officer, Captain Burhus, the loss of Captain Behling was the greatest shock sustained by the men in the squadron.
...
Aside from being a superb pilot Captain Behling was a natural leader and the guiding light in the squadron. A tall, handsome fellow with much mental ability and considerable personal charm, Captain Behling was beloved by the officers and almost adored by the enlisted men. Captain Behling's death cast the squadron in a state of gloom, and Captain Waddletion, the operations officer, became acting commanding officer.


History of the 69th Bomb Squadron

b-26mhs.org [cached]

Lincoln E. Behling and James F. Collins were promoted to captain, while 2nd Lt.

...
Captain Lincoln E. Behling with 2nd Lts.
...
Captain Collins became commanding officer and Captain Behling was appointed "B" flight leader, vice Captain Collins. I
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A few days before Major Collins had departed for Australia to obtain the first modified B-25 at Amberley Field, so when the 69th proceeded to Guadalcanal on December 31st, Captain Behling, "B" flight commander, was acting commanding officer.On arrival one engine of Lt.Robert Wilmarths aircraft failed, but he piloted the B-26 perfectly, and the landing was made without trouble.
...
On January 7, 1943 Captain Behling and his crew were shot down over Rekata Bay while leading a flight of six planes.
...
At 3OO feet lOO# fragmentation bombs were dropped on the bivouac area and converging automatic AA fire scored direct hits on Captain Behling's aircraft.
...
With the possible e"cepti"n of their former commanding officer, Captain Burhus, the loss of Captain Behling was the greatest shock sustained by the men in the squadron.
...
Aside from being a superb pilot Captain Behling was a natural leader and the guiding light in the squadron.A tall, handsome fellow with much mental ability and considerable personal charm, Captain Behling was beloved by the officers and almost adored by the enlisted men.Captain Behling's death cast the squadron in a state of gloom, and Captain Waddletion, the operations officer, became acting commanding officer.


History of the 69th Bomb Squadron

www.b-26mhs.org [cached]

Lincoln E. Behling and James F. Collins were promoted to captain, while 2nd Lt.

...
Captain Lincoln E. Behling with 2nd Lts.
...
Captain Collins became commanding officer and Captain Behling was appointed "B" flight leader, vice Captain Collins.
...
A few days before Major Collins had departed for Australia to obtain the first modified B-25 at Amberley Field, so when the 69th proceeded to Guadalcanal on December 31st, Captain Behling, "B" flight commander, was acting commanding officer. On arrival one engine of Lt. Robert Wilmarths aircraft failed, but he piloted the B-26 perfectly, and the landing was made without trouble.
...
On January 7, 1943 Captain Behling and his crew were shot down over Rekata Bay while leading a flight of six planes.
...
At 3OO feet lOO# fragmentation bombs were dropped on the bivouac area and converging automatic AA fire scored direct hits on Captain Behling's aircraft.
...
With the possible e"cepti"n of their former commanding officer, Captain Burhus, the loss of Captain Behling was the greatest shock sustained by the men in the squadron.
...
Aside from being a superb pilot Captain Behling was a natural leader and the guiding light in the squadron. A tall, handsome fellow with much mental ability and considerable personal charm, Captain Behling was beloved by the officers and almost adored by the enlisted men. Captain Behling's death cast the squadron in a state of gloom, and Captain Waddletion, the operations officer, became acting commanding officer.

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