FRE 4671


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A B-26 Marauder (VT-T) of the 453rd Bomb Squadron, 323rd Bomb Group in flight. Passed as censored 18 Aug 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'America's New Super Medium Bomber In Britain. 18.8.43. The U.S. Super Medium bomber, the "Marauder" is now operating from Britain after doing fine work in N. Africa dna[sic] Sicily. It has a range of 2,000 miles with a speed of 350 m.p.h. and a wing span of 65 ft., and carries one ton of bombs. Driven by two 2,000 h.p. Pratt and Whitney "Wasp" engines, armed with 8 of the famous "Calibre 50" machine guns, and carries a crew of 6, all of who wear "flak" armour and steel hats. The picture shows:- The "Marauder" taking off for operations.' Censor no: 279288. On reverse: Central Press Photos, 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


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