On 28th March 1944, the nosewheel of Martin B-26B Marauder #41-17990 collapsed during take off from runway 04/22 at Toome Airfield, Co. Antrim. The plane, nicknamed "Chickasaw Chief II", was the first of thirteen Marauders written off during the No. 3 Combat Crew Replacement Center's time at U.S.A.A.F. Station 236.
Martin B-26B Maurader 41-17990 which suffered from a nosewheel collapse during take off from runway 04/22 at Toome on 28th March 1944. Pilot Fayden D. Watson from Oklahoma, U.S.A. was an experienced pilot. Born in 1916, he enlisted in the Air Corps in November 1941.
Authorities declared “Chickasaw Chief II” written off, damaged beyond repair. Watson and his crew were unhurt in the incident.