A bomber crew of the 323rd Bomb Group sit on the flak damaged nose of their B-26 Marauder (serial number 41-34719) nicknamed "Miss Emily". Image stamped on reverse: 'Central Press Ltd.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 18 Aug 1943.' [stamp] and '279282.' [Censor no.] 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 and Sicily. It has a range of 2,000 miles, with a speed of 350 m.p.h., a wing span of 65 ft and carries one ton of bombs. Driven by two 2,000h.p. Pratt and Witney "Wasp" engines, armed with 8 of the famous "Calibre 50" machine guns, and carries a crew of 6 who all wear "Flak" armour and steel hats. The picture shows: The crew of a "Marauder" showing the damage done to their ship "Miss Emily"on a recent mission to Merville. The navigator had just vacated his seat which was demolished by the shell and the pilot was saved from serious injury by his FLAK armour. The names of the crew are (left to right): Lt Tom Trainor of Haversill, Mass, (navigator), Lt Jim Davis of Ellijay, Georgia (Pilot), S/Sgt Richard King of Dallas,Texas, (Engineer), S/Sgt Joseph S. White of Eureka, Missouri, (Radio Gunner), and S/Sgt Lemberger of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, tail gunner.'
Roger Freeman Collection
Object Number - FRE 1194 - A bomber crew of the 323rd Bomb Group sit on the flak damaged nose of their B-26 Marauder (serial number 41-34719) nicknamed "Miss Emily". Image...
2 August 1943 on mission to Merville, FR, a shell exploded inside a. c B26 41-34719 'Miss Emily' forcing a landing at RAF station Manston, Kent. All returned.
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