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This profile was last updated on 9/10/04  and contains information from public web pages.

Captain Lincoln E. Behling

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Background

Employment History

  • Captain
    2nd Lts
  • Captain
Web References
B-26 Marauder Historical Society - History of the 69th Bomb Squadron (M)
www.b-26mhs.org, 10 Sept 2004 [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. I
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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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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, 29 Aug 2008 [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
b-26mhs.org, 29 Aug 2008 [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.
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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.
Lincoln E. Behling and James ...
www.b26.com, 16 June 2008 [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 leader was acting commanding officer.On arrival one engine of Lt.
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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 300 feet 100# fragmentation bombs were dropped on the bivouac area, and converging automatic AA fire scored direct hits on Captain Behling's plane.
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With the possible exception 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 Waddleton, the operations officer, became acting commanding officer.
MS302.htm
www.b-26marauderarchive.org, 5 May 2000 [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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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 that last day of 1942 the squadron arrived early in the afternoon tired and cramped from their four hour flight , and the squadron had missed a noon meal.Nevertheless , they were put on an immediate alert , and in less than two hours they took-off to bomb Munda airfield.Upon returning from the raid late in the afternoon , they were assigned a camp site.Down in the hollow which had been used for both a garbage dump and a Japanese burial ground , the squadron crawled in under salvaged marine tents.With the stench of garbage and decomposed bodies strong in their noses , the men and officers of the 69th spent their.first night on Guadalcanal
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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.The other pilots were : Captain Long , Captain Lingamfelter , Captain Wright , Lt.Howbert and Lt.
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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.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.
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