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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

A bomber crew of the 322nd Bomb Group with their B-26 Marauder after a mission over Ijmuiden, Holland. Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed for publication 7 Apr 1944.' [stamp]. Printed caption on reverse: 'A US NINTH AIR FORCE STATION ENGLAND. Topic of conversation: Ijmuiden, the Nazi-held port in Holland that felt the weight of more than 600 tons of bombs during the big Marauder medium weight bomber attack on March 26. Smiles were the order of the day for this crew, shown here discussing their part in the biggest single operation in Ninth Air Force history. For four of the airmen March 26th was a "revenge mission". Last May 14th Lt Col D turner, of Sapulpa, Okla, co-pilot (shown third from left), Capt Louis J Sebille, of Snover, Mich, pilot (shown third from right), 1st Lt Benjamin R Tillman, of Tampa. Fla, bombardier (second from left) and Staff Sgt, Harold Baker, of West Springfield, Mass, tail-gunner (far right) had a "date" with the enemy at Ijmuiden, and bombing results were nil. Three days later, some Marauders went out again to the same port... and none came back. On March 26th the four airmen settled an old score for that raid's ill-fated crews. Others in the picture are, left to right: Sgt Waldo W Shows, of Taylorsville, Miss, radio-gunner, S/Sgt Norman J Huschka, of Ellinwood, Kansas, engineer-gunner, and 1st Lt Albert J Sadnfoss, of Newport Kentucky, navigator (second from right).'

Connections

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    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

People

  • Norman Huschka

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer / gunner
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Isigny, France in B-26 41-31954, A/C hit by flak engine ablaze, bombs salvoed and bale out ordered, baled out Prisoner of War (POW). 9-May-44. MACR 4478. ...

  • Louis Sebille

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Sebille joined the US military on the 21st December 1941 after Pearl Harbor in the patriotic rush. He joined the USAAF and began flight training in January 1942. He was commissioned in July of the same year and was assigned to the 450th Bomb...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 June 2017 11:29:55 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and person associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Collection

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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