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Major Howard D. "Deacon" Hively of the 4th Fighter Group sits in the cockpit of a visiting B-26 Marauder nicknamed "Booger Red II" of the 387th Bomb Group. Image via Romack. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Jan 14, 44. Deacon Hively flies a visiting B-26 and almost crashed it.'

IWM catalogue record

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Major Howard D. "Deacon" Hively of the 4th Fighter Group sits in the cockpit of a visiting B-26 Marauder nicknamed "Bogger Red II" of the 387th Bomb Group. Image via Romack. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Jan 14, 44. Deacon Hively flies a visiting B-26 and almost crashed it.'

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Units

  • 387th Bomb Group

    387th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 387th Bomb Group flew just under thirty missions with the Eighth Air Force before being transferred to the Ninth Air Force in October 1943. The Group remained at Chipping Ongar, Essex after being reassigned and continued to hit targets in France....

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

People

  • Howard Hively

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot
    Howard Hively hailed from Columbus, Ohio, and Norman, Oklahoma. While becoming interested in oil leases and attempting to form an aero-exploration firm, he saw a poster in a Dallas hotel inviting him to join the RAF's Eagle Squadrons. He applied, was...

Aircraft

  • 41-31874 'Booger Red II'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 559BS, 387BG, 9AF USAAF. 131 x combat missions. Severely battle damaged, crash landed on return from Ahrweiler, Germany 23-Dec-44,pilot, Lt Theron G Blackwell.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2015 19:03:35 Tanks Changes to caption
Sources

Minor spelling correction.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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