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Uunidentified airman with B-26C-45 42-107582 "The Shark" (coded RJ-B) of the 454th Bomb Sq, 323rd BG at Earls Colne.



  • 9th Air Force
  • 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,...

  • 454th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-107582 'The Shark'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 323BS, 454BG, 9AF USAAF. Took part in D-Day mission 6-Jun-44.


  • Earls Colne

    Military site : airfield
    Earls Colne was built in 1941 as an airfield for No.3 Group, RAF Bomber Command, although never used as such. Assigned to the US Eighth Air Force (as Station 358) in 1942, its 36 hardstands were increased to 50, bringing the airfield up to Air Ministry...


Date Contributor Update
01 May 2017 19:58:16 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and place associations