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

A B-26 Marauder (serial number 41-31819) nicknamed "Mild and Bitter" of the 322nd Bomb Group. Printed caption on reverse: The Martin Marauder "Mild and Bitter", 49 pint sized bombs painted on its fuselage sent 49 trips to enemy territory, heads for [illegible]On its 50th mission. US Air Force Photo.'



  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...


  • 41-31819 'Mild and Bitter'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 452BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. First B-26 in the European Theater of Operations to complete 100 operational missions. This was accomplished on an afternoon raid on a Nazi airfield at Evreux/Fauville, southwest of Rouen, France, 9-May-44. She had...


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