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A 586th Bomb Squadron, 394th Bomb Group B-26 Marauder (H9-C, serial number 42-96213) is 'bombed up' at South Holmsley airfield on the 31st of August 1944. Passed for publication 31 Aug 1944. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Holmsley South. B-26 394BG, H9-C, 586BS.' Printed caption on reverse: '3028. Bombing up B-26 U.S. Medium bombers at a South of England airfield.' Censor no: 354853. On reverse: SHAEF Field Press Censor and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].
Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Haltern, hit by flak in wing and in cockpit crashed Haltern, Germany 22-Mar-45 3 x POW, 3 x KIA MACR 13040
Military site : airfield
Built during 1941-42, Holmsley South opened in September 1942 as a Coastal Command base before construction was complete. It eventually had three concrete runways, 35 pan and three loop hardstandings, and five T2 hangars. The 1st American residents,...
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection