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IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Ground personnel of the 323rd Bomb Group tow a B-26 Marauder (serial number 41-34969) nicknamed "Crew 13". Image via G Spradling. Written on duplicate slide: 'Single engine return, Laon, France, Dec 1944.'



  • 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,...


  • Corvan Cripe

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Lt. Corvan V. "Oripe" Cripe was a bombardier with the 456th Bomb Squadron. Based on the reporting of Ernie Pyle, he was the artist responsible for painting mush of the nose art and pinup art in the officers' clubs.

  • George Spradling

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot



Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:37:52 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection