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.
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...
Assigned to 554BS, 386BG, 9AF USAAF. Written off after crash-landing in France on 7-Oct-44.
Military site : airfield
Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , 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...