FRE 4666


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A B-26 Marauder (VT-O, serial number 41-34727) nicknamed "Ticklish Percy" of the 453rd Bomb Squadron, 323rd Bomb Group takes off, 18 August 1943. Passed as censored 18 Aug 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'The Marauder ... 300 MPH Medium Bomber. The Martin B-26 Marauder two-motor medium bombers are being used by the U.S. Eighth Air Force in daylight attacks on Europe. Powered by two 2,000 h.p. radial engines, the Marauder has a top speed well in excess of 300 m.p.h., and bomb-load of 2,500 lbs. Machine guns are fitted in the nose and tail, and a power-operated turret in the top of the fuselage. Associated Press Photo Shows:- The Martin B-26 Marauder medium bomber taking off at an Eighth Air Force station "somewhere in England". WOR 259763. 18-8-43-U.' Censor no: 279204. On reverse: Associated Press, US Army Press Censor ETO 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


Date: 2 Feb 2015 10:00:03

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection