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

A bomber crew of the 323rd Bomb Group with their B-26 Marauder (WT-Q, serial number 42-96212) nicknamed "Patty's Pig" and a Cletrac . Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 8 Dec 1943.' [stamp] and '296201.' [Censor no.] Printed caption opn reverse: 'Marauder Pilots. Associated Press Photo shows: Marauder crew of "Paddy's Pig" [sic] with their plane, Left to Right; Lt. Lawrence McNally,pilot; Lieut. Walter J. Brown of Brooklyn, NY. Navigator; Lt. Donald L. Bird of Springville, Utah, Bombadier; Sgt. J. Francis of Fort Wayne, Ind,. Engineer; Sgt. Hector Collins of New Kensington, Penn., Radio Operator; Sgt. George J. Cotellis of Bright Waters, Long Island, N.Y. gunner. GLE 263007. Passed for Publication 8 Dec 1943 [stamp].



  • 323rd Bomb Group

    323rd Bomb Group

    The 323rd Bombardment Group operated with B-26 Marauders, American medium bombers. They were the first Eighth Air Force Group to fly a medium level bombing mission with this aircraft on 16 July 1943. After flying a total of 33 missions with the Eighth,...



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