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"Martin B-26 "Marauders" of the 386th Bomb Group, covered with snow, make a pretty picture at their base in Beaumont, France, 14 January 1945."

- B-26's 43-34413 RU-D 'Marie' and 43-34422 RU-B 554BS, 386BG, 9AF.



  • 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


  • 43-34422

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 554BS, 386BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Destroyed in fatal mid air collision. 2Lt James A Shettles Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Mar-45.

  • 43-34413 'Marie'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 554BS, 386BG, 9AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
11 May 2018 14:49:16 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations