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IWM catalogue record

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

A B-26 Marauder (ER-F, serial number 41-31814) nicknamed "Bag of Bolts" of the 450th Bomb Squadron, 322nd Bomb Group, in flight over England. Image via Roland B Scott. Written on slide casing : 'Bag of Bolts ER-F, 131814 over UK '43. 322 BG'



  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb 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


  • 41-31814 'Bag of Bolts'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens. Hit by flak, pilot wounded in stomach and unconscious, crew baled out, shortly later A/C exploded on impact, pilot having been ejected, strapped in his armored flight seat. 2 x EVD, 3...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:35:35 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection