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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.

A B-26 Marauder (serial number 43-34132) nicknamed "Patricia Ann" of the 322nd Bomb Group undergoing an engine test at Andrews Field. Handwritten caption on reverse: '322BG.'



  • 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...


  • 43-34132 'Patricia Ann'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. 1st Lt Frank O Hillier piloted 'Patricia Ann' over to ETO. Suffered mid air collision with B-26 42-96279 'Dixie Hurricane' over Beauville Airfield, it sustained damage but was able to return to base.


  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 09:59:56 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection