"Crew of the Martin B-26 Marauder 'Lady Luck' of the 554th Bomb Squadron, 386th Bomb Group pose by their plane at their base In Boxted Field, Essex, England On 4 January 1944." - B-26C serial 41-34947 'Lady Luck' (coded RU-K) of the 554th Bomb Sq, 386th BG.
Standing, from left: James Baxter, (CP); Emmett Curran, (P); Roy Stroud, (N/B).
Kneeling, from left: Robert Mixter, (E); John Lennon, (R); Robert Dall, (G).
Pilot is James A Baxter Sr. (top left)
here is another picture of the crew on a different day:
Ground crew names on nosewheel door are Sgt Bob 'Shadow' Baron and Sgt Harry 'Wolf' Moore.
NARA Ref 342-FH-3A11149-69801AC.
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...
Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner
Assigned to 451BS, 322BG named "Idiot's delight". Transferred at 554BS, 386BG, 9AF renamed "Lady Luck". Lost 10-Feb-44 when flak shell hit fuel tank of starboard wing, wing detached at nacelle and A/C tumbled on fire. France. 1 x POW, 5 x KIA. MACR...
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...