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"Europe - A formation of Martin B-26 Marauders of the 34th Bomb Squadron, 17th Bomb Group en route to target in German-Occupied Territory."

- 41-35177 "Uden Uden's Oil Burner" ( 34th BS 17th BG) being escorted home from a raid on Rocca Secca bridge, note the feathered prop, the copilot Lt Tillman Beardon has ordered all excess weight be thrown overboard to maintain altitude on one engine. The aircraft was named after an instructors wife, after he was killed in an accident. the aircraft escorting is 42-43272 #87 'Hawkeye' of the 432BS. 30-Dec-43.

Crew: Pilot 2Lt Robert R Bennett, Copilot 2Lt Tillman Beardon, Bomb/Nav 2Lt William J Bell, S/Sgt Robert D Willcox, S/Sgt William B O'Donovan, S/Sgt William Russell, CC t/Sgt Albert H Hurt.

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  • 41-35177 Uden's Oil Burner

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 34BS, 17BG, 12AF USAAF. Returned on one engine from raid on Rocca Secca bridge 30-Dec-43. 2Lt Bennett awarded a DFC for this endeavour. ...

  • 42-43272 'Hawkeye'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 34BS, 17BG, 12AF USAAF.

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Date Contributor Update
19 April 2018 10:48:11 Al_Skiff Changes to caption
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https://www.fold3.com/image/161317974
B-26 Marauder units of the MTO by Mark Styling

Date Contributor Update
18 April 2018 20:20:11 Al_Skiff Changes to caption
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/161317974
B-26 Marauder units of the MTO by Mark Styling

Date Contributor Update
18 April 2018 19:52:35 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption and unit associations
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https://www.fold3.com/image/161317974

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