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B-26 Marauder

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Piloted by 1Lt Stanley George Rotkewicz.



  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 450th Bomb Squadron
  • 9th Air Force


  • James McNeil

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. member of Rotkewicz crew.

  • Stanley Rotkewicz

    Military | Captain | Bomber pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Instructor 42X class at Randolph Field, TX. Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. 67 x combat missions. Awards: DFC, AM (7OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.


  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Offutt AFB, NE, USA 1943

Built at Martin.

Delivered Nebraska, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Andrewsfield Aviation Ltd, Saling Airfield Stebbing Great Dunmow Essex CM6 3TH, United Kingdom 1943

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Combat damage 27 August 1943

Battle damaged tail after being hit by German 20mm cannon fire.


Date Contributor Update
19 May 2017 17:46:01 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description and events

Date Contributor Update
19 May 2017 13:59:22 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, unit associations, place associations and media associations