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

Lieutenant James T. Wilson and Lieutenant Robert J. Owen of the 386th Bomb Group in the cockpit of their B-26 Marauder. Image stamped on reverse: 'Not to be published.' [stamp], 'Ministry of Information 19 Aug 1943.' [stamp] nand '279545.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'AT THE US MARAUDERS BASE. The B-26 Marauders, American super medium bombers are operating now from bases in Britain. This series of pictures shows various scenes at the airfield where the ground crew and the fliers work together to deliver heavy blows against German Airports and industrial targets. Already the German Fighters which have attempted to intercept the Marauders, have felt the deadly sting of their concentrated fire power and many crews are credited with a couple of Jerries. Keystone Photo Shows: Inside a Marauder: Seated in their plane before take off L to R: Lt James T Wilson (South Strafford, Vermont), Lt Robt J Owen (Nashville, Tenn) US Pool/F Keystone.'

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Units

  • 386th Bomb Group

    386th Bomb Group

    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...

People

  • Robert Owen

    Military | Captain | Pilot/Co-Pilot
    "On 18 November 1944 American 386 BG, flying two-engined Marauders and stationed at Beaumont-sur-Oise, had orders to attack a storage dump near St. Wendel. Difficulties began already when they had to deal with heavy flak fire while crossing the Moselle...

  • James Wilson

    Military | Captain | Pilot

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:17:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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