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IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

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].

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Units

Aircraft

  • 42-96213 'Sheboygan Redskin'

    B-26 Marauder
    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

Locations

  • Holmsley South

    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,...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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