IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
Airmen of the 322nd Bomb Group with a B-26 Marauder nicknamed "Murder Inc.". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Mr. Freeman: Could this be the aircraft mentioned on page 101 of your "Mighty Eighth"? Or was there another "Murder Inc.", a B-17?' Printed caption on reverse: 'C-60523 A.C. - Martin B-26, nicknamed "Murder Inc.", of the 322nd Bomb Group, Andrews Field, Essex, England, 15 Oct. 1943.' On reverse: U.S. Air Force Photo and Rene J. Francillon [Stamps].
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...
Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.
Military site : airfield
The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...