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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Crash of a B-26 Marauder 100 miles NW of Darwin

B-26 Marauder

B-26B Marauder #41-17593, 2nd Bomb Squadron, 22nd Bomb Group piloted by Lt. Charles I. Hitchcock, was forced to crash land in the sea off Cape Helvetius, about 100 miles NW of Darwin,

Prior to his tragic death, Sgt. Glenn A. Campbell, had shot down four Japanese aircraft. Australia on 3 November 1942. It was returning on one engine after being hit while over the target at Dili, Timor. Turret Gunner Sgt. Glenn A. Campbell died from injuries sustained in the crash and was buried at sea. Others were rescued by boat 17 hours later.