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"Close-up of a Martin B-26 Marauder medium bomber making its run over the target, which in this instance is a Nazi fighter airdrome at Tricqueville, France. This airdrome was supposed to be the home of the famed Goering "Yellow Nosed" Fighter Squadron. Hangars, buildings and dispersal areas were blasted by dozens of sticks of 300lb bombs from US groups which made this raid."

- B-26B 41-18072 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.



  • 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...

  • 450th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-18072

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center. Lost on short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland, when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. 6 x Killed non Operational (KNO). 4-Jul-44.


Date Contributor Update
16 May 2018 12:04:52 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations