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

Ground crew of the 44th Bomb Group change the engines of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-40071) nicknamed "Margaret Ann II". Image via Colonel William R Cameron. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Second trip to NA 10/43.'



  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...


  • William Cameron

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    Flew on Ploesti raid of 1 Aug '43 (married Joe Stillwell's daughter)Flew on B-24 'Buzzin' Bear. Had 38 combat missions. He not only came over to England with the 44th but was the only pilot to then go home with them at the end of the war. He was one of...


  • 42-40071 'Margaret Ann II'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator #4240071 'Margaret Ann II' 68th BS, 44th BG, 8th AF. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid returning to Libya. Left in Tunis when 44th BG returned to Shipdham and transferred to MTO where it was recorded in 716th BS, 449th BG, 15th AF on 12...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:38 AAM AAM ingest

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