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"Crew of the Martin B-26 'Litljo' of the 554th Bomb Squadron, 386th Bomb Group pose by their plane at their base in Boxted Field, Essex, England on 4 November 1943."
Note: Copilot C W Olson and Bombardier Lt J P Dennison.

Rear L-R: H M Farwell, Unknown, Major Gerard T Soper, A N Hillis, E J McDonnell.

Front L-R: Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, S/Sgt George W Cheadle.



  • 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


  • Henry Farwell

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Gunner
    Henry “Fireball” Farwell, of Milwaukee, enlisted into the USAAF in 1942. With the rank of Technical Sergeant he flew B-26 Marauders (radio operator/gunner) from Great Dunmow, home of the 386th Bomb Group (M) 9th USAAF. Farwell flew 68 combat missions...



Date Contributor Update
24 June 2018 21:27:54 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations