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B-26 Marauder

Service

Units

  • 386th Bomb Group

    386th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 386th Bomb Group flew B-26 Marauders for the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. Whilst with the Eighth, the Group developed the formation release procedure for the B-26 on missions that targeted aerodromes, marshalling yards and V-weapon sites along the...

  • 553rd Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

  • Great Dunmow

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield, two miles north-west of Great Dunmow, was built in 1942-1943 by the US Army's 818th Engineer Battalion (Aviation), alongside British contractors. B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group moved in in September 1943, and in October the Group...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 18 November 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 September 2016 11:58:30 TopCat Changes to media associations
Sources

The Story of the Crusaders

Date Contributor Update
01 September 2016 11:55:21 TopCat Changes to markings, unit associations and place associations
Sources

The Story of the Crusaders

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2015 03:59:13 Tanks Changes to nicknames
Sources

MACR 10462

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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