FRE 1455

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Airmen of the 386th Bomb Group write a note to Hitler on a bomb, before loading it into their B-26 Marauder (serial number 41-31615) nicknamed "Hell's Angels". Printed caption on reverse: '70270 AC- Two men inscribe a note to Hitler on a bomb which was purchased through the sale of war bonds. Soon this bomb and others will be loaded on the Martin B-26 "Hell's Angels" (background) of the 386th Bomb Group for another devastating raid on an enemy target in Europe. 26 August 1944. Great Dunmow, Essex, England. US Air Force Photo, 1361st Photographic Squadron, Aerospace, Audio-Visual Service (MAC).' Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Col Corbin.'

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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 Image stamped on reverse: 'Not to be published.'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
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

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Date: 8 Sep 2014 15:27:31
ContributorAAM
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection