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"Crew of the Martin B-26 "Lady Luck" of the 554th Bomb Squadron, 386th Bomb Group pose by their plane at their base in Boxted Field, Essex, England On 12 September 1943." - It was lost on 10-Feb-45 when part of its left wing was blown off by AAA over France. 5 KIA, 1 POW MACR 2082.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A11143-C69798AC.



  • 9th Air Force
  • 386th Bomb Group

    386th Bomb 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...

  • 554th Bomb Squadron


  • James Baxter

    Military | Major
    James A Baxter Sr. served in the US Army for 22 years and retired. He flew 65 missions.


  • 41-34947 'Lady Luck'

    B-26 Marauder
    554BS, 386BG, 9AF "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 2082. ...


Date Contributor Update
05 June 2017 18:33:00 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations