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Sgt Harry Cross of [ Elgin, IL ] the top turret gunner aboard 41-31819 "Mild & Bitter," a B-26 Marauder with 82 missions flown, photographed after completing his 50th mission.



  • 9th Air Force
  • 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...

  • 452nd Bomb Squadron


  • Harry Cross

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer / Top Turret
    Assigned to 452BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Flew on 41-31819's 50th combat mission.


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
16 May 2017 16:49:41 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations