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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 inspect a B-26 Marauder (serial number 42-96282) of the 450th Bomb Squadron, 322nd Bomb Group after crashing at Hendon, 27 July 1944. Official caption on image: "(GAD-149-1-42SvG)(27 July 44)(A/C 282 - B26 Crash At Hendon)." Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Bob Chambers, Ried DeRouen, Bill Bateman. 322BG, 450BS. V.M. Sottile.'



  • 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


  • 42-96282

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Crashed RAF Hendon 27-Jul-44 and written off. Salvaged Jul-44.


  • Hendon

    Military site : airfield
    An RAF station which in 1944 was home to Douglas C-47 Skytrain lodgers.


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 09:59:57 AAM AAM ingest

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