FRE 4661


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A B-26C Marauder (VT-A, serial number 41-34687) of the 453rd Bomb Squadron, 323rd Bomb Group orepares for take off. Not To Be Published 24 Jul 1943. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Looking East toward EC - Cogeshall Road.' Printed caption on reverse: 'Fastest Medium Bomber In Use Now Operating From This Country. Associated Press Photo Shows:- Taking off at top speed, a Marauder sets out on an operational flight. WOR 259119. 24-7-43-Y.' Censor no: 276103. On reverse: Ministry of Information, Associated Press and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].


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Private First Class Barbara O'Brien of the Womens Army Corps, paints the nose of a B-26 Marauder (YU-Y. serial number 41-34982) nicknamed "Jolly Roger" of the 323rd Bomb Group. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publcation 4 Dec 1943.' [stamp] and '295589.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'W.A.C.S. on duty at a Bomber Station. Associated Press Photo shows:- Pfc: Barbara O'Brien painting the Jolly Roger on the nose of a Marauder with the crew looking on.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


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