FRE 4689


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The cockpit of a crashed B-26C Marauder (YU-A, serial number 41-34719 "Miss Emily") of the 455th Bomb Squadron, 323rd Bomb Group, 2 August 1943. Official caption on image: "(GAD-12-3-323)(2-8-43)(A/C No. 41-34719 - Type B-26C)." Handwritten caption on reverse: 'YU:A.' "Miss Emily" was often flown by Lt. Col. William Brier and the Brier crew. The photo reveals what is likely flak damage.


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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


Staff Sergeant Joseph S White (radio operator), Staff Sergeant George Lemberger (tail gunner) and Staff Sergeant Richard King (engineer) of the 323rd Bomb Group who flew in a B-26 Marauder (serial number 41-34719) nicknamed "Miss Emily". Image stamped on reverse: 'Daily Sketch.' [stamp], 'Passed as censored 17 Aug 1943.' [stamp] and '279193.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'A bomber that has played a great part in the N African and Sicilian Campaigns and is now being used in great numbers in thi
  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Miss Emily
  • Unit: 323rd Bomb Group 455th Bomb Squadron


Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47

JMF added details about the aircraft.

Date: 2 Feb 2015 10:00:02

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection