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A-26 Invader



  • 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...

  • 416th Bomb Group
  • 553rd Bomb Squadron
  • A-26 Combat Evaluation Project Squadron

    A-26 Combat Evaluation Project Squadron

    Eighteen crews were selected from the instructor crews at Barksdale Army Airfield to conduct ETO combat trials of the A-26 Invader. The crews were attached to, but not assigned to the 553rd BS of the 386th BG. While the host units provided logistical...


  • Great Dunmow

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield, two miles north-west of Great Dunmow, was built in 1942-1943 by the US Army's 818th Engineer Battalion (Aviation), alongside British contractors. B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group moved in in September 1943, and in October the Group...

  • Melun

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Assigned Great Dunmow Airfield, UK August 1944

A-26 Combat Evaluation Project Squadron attached to the 553rd BS - 386th BG

Assigned Melun Airfield, France October 1944

Assigned to the 416th BG to be used for transition training from the A-20 to the A-26


Date Contributor Update
28 February 2021 22:53:28 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, events, unit associations and place associations