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Martin B-26 Marauders parked along the taxiway after landing at the 91st Bomb Group base In Bassingbourne, England, Upon completion of a mission on 9 November 1943.

B-26's 41-31637 'The Deacon' (coded RG-B), 41-31586 'Shadrach' (coded RG-U), 41-31620 'Black Magic' (coded RG-R), 41-31763 'Cloud Hopper 2nd' (coded RU-O), 41-31755 'Ye Olde Crocke' (coded RU-F) of the 554th Bomb Sq, 386th BG.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A06008-69356AC.



  • 9th Air Force
  • 386th Bomb Group

    386th Bomb Group

    The 386th Bomb Group flew B-26 Marauders for the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. Whilst with the Eighth, the Group developed the formation release procedure for the B-26 on missions that targeted aerodromes, marshalling yards and V-weapon sites along the...

  • 554th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-31755 'Ye Olde Crocke'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 554BS, 386BG, 9AF USAAF. Written off after crash-landing in France on 7-Oct-44.


  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents ( , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...


Date Contributor Update
29 January 2017 17:58:32 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations