Aircraft serial number: 42-95902 (would be written on the tail as 295902)
497th Bomb Sqn / 344th Bomb Group
USAAF Station #169 Base: Stansted(Stansted Mountfitched), ESSEX, UK, 3 m NE of Bishop's Stortford.
9th USAAF 344th Bomb Group included (494th, 495th, 496th, 497th BS) (B26 Marauders)
Circumstances: Aircraft lost over English Channel due to Anti-Aircraft. Aircraft exploded. Entire crew lost. (See MACR #5656)
42-95902 was coded 7I-G and carried the nose art name "The Bad Penny" (From the popular expression of the time: A bad penny always comes back.)
Pilot was 2nd Lt. (poss. 1st LT)James B McKamey. It was shot down on the way to the target: CAEN. McKamey was from Washington County, TN and was not recovered.He is memorialized at Normandy American Cemetery, St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France. McKamey has a living relative and probably wouldn't be to difficult to locate.