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Finished with training, the Edwin L. Marks crew prepares to depart the US enroute to Hardwick UK. They flew a complete tour in mid 1944 including a trip on "D Day." Bill R. Story is kneeling on the left end of the front row but positive id of other crew members is unknown. At least one gunner was believed killed and several crew members changed from the time of this picture till they completed the tour. The Marks crew was mentioned in the 93rd Bomb Group book "Ted's Traveling Circus" as having been a deputy lead crew on at least one mission.

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Units

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1 Mar 42 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15 May 42. the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida, to continue advanced flight training and also to fly antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico. They...

  • 328th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Edwin Marks

    Military | First Lieutenant | pilot

  • Bill Story

    Military | Master Sergeant (1st Grade) | B24 Flight Engineer/gunner
    Bill flew a complete tour as engineer with the Edwin L. Marks crew, later flew a full tour with the 60th Troop Carrier Squadron in the Berlin Airlift, flew KB50s in Korea and KC97s before leaving the Air Force in 1957

Locations

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. In December 1943, the B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in, and remained until the end of the war, flying over 330 missions....

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