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Photos of Layden crash site under investigation by German historians
395th Fighter Squadron Photo Album Page L-M
Alexander L. LeLoup
Lawrence P. Marsch
George Long &
Dale Fortney
Marsch's nose art
"Lady Grace"
Larry Marsch with his
Crew Chief
Sgt Joseph Surat
Wilbur H. Luker
Ordnance
Larry Marsch &
Bob Hellwig
Jack Mass & his nose art "Pink Front"
Please visit the wonderful website of
Bert Caris,
Fallen But Not Forgotten,
includes a wonderful biography
of Lt Thomas Layden
http://www.fallennotforgotten.nl/
14Jan45
Bf-109
Edgar M. "Pat" McCrone
MACR Details:
Crash 14-08-44 TIME 12:00 LOCATION EAST DOMFRONT
PILOT MONTAG Thomas M Captain 0-732317 (25years)
ORGANIZATION Location A-3 Air Force 9th
MISSION: Departure ALG Course 170°
Target of opportunity.- Armed reconnaissance patrol.
AIRPLANE: P47 D-25 A.A.F. Serial number 42-26393
ENGINE: R2800-59 P-14980
WITNESS: Richard KIK 1st Lt 0-745414 saw crash.
CIRCUMSTANCES: Weather haze to 4000 feet
Statement by Lt Kik:
Captain Montag started to strafe some trucks on the main
road running east and west through the forest of Andaine
in the vicinity of Domfront.
He went into a pass at an angle of about 40°, he hit the
truck it started burning.
He started to pull out and scraped the trees for about a
distance of 30 yds and then his tail caught a tree and the
plane crashed into the forest. The plane burst into flames
and the engine has been torn off and the only thing I could
see was a small part of the fuselage which was burning.
Monument to Capt Montag
at his crash site near
Domfront, France.
Robert Miller
Sgt Daniel Mohn
Crew Chief
23Dec44
FW-190 & Me-109 x 2
LeLoup's A-2
Temporary French grave of Capt
Montag.  A Farmer found the crash
site and buried Capt Montag.
25March44 Me-109 x 2
Marshall E. Mumaw
Commander 395th FS
Bob Miller after belly
landing his crippled P-47
2nd Lt. Thomas H. Moore
KIA 25April45
MACR #14097, Shot down by flak while
strafing near Wasserburg, Germany.
P-47D-28-RA 42-28954
Cemetery:  Epinal Wall of the Missing
Aviation Artist Tom Kalina has painted the was
flown by Larry Marsch of the 395th FS, 368th
FG.  A very limited number of these prints are
available, please go to
www.tomkalina.com for
details.
2nd Lt. Thomas F. Layden
KIA 28March45
MACR #13621, Crashed while strafing near
Beuren-Gieben, Germany.
P-47D-28-RA 42-29126
Cemetery:  
Netherlands C-20
1st Lt. Pike B. Martin
KIA 16Aug44
MACR # Unknown, Shot down by flak
near Caen, France.
Cemetery:  Brittany E-46-19
(may have been reburied in U.S.)
1st Lt. Hugh P. Matthews
KIA 01March45
MACR #12805, Shot Down by FW-190
near Langenzelbold, Germany.  
P-47D-30-RE 44-20627
Cemetery:  
Lorraine D-34-29
Capt. Thomas N. Montag
KIA 14Aug44
MACR #8155, Crashed into trees while
strafing near Domfront, France.
P-47D-25-RE 42-26393
Cemetery:  Brittany E-17-11
22April44 FW-190