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"A cluster of bombs drops from one of two Martin B-26's as Marauders of the Ninth Air Force continue their pounding of German transportation facilities in France and the low countries."

- 41-34863 and 41-35006 454th BS, 323rd BG, 9th AF.



  • 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


  • 41-35006 'Papa DeDe'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 454BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Dunkirk, hit by flak, lost control and collided with another B-26. 4 x KIA, 1 x POW 18-Apr-44 MACR 4002. ...

  • 41-34863 'Bingo Buster'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 454BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
24 June 2018 19:24:03 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations