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The nose art of a B-26 Marauder nicknamed "Hell's Belle" WT- R 41-34967 of the 456th Bomb Squadron, 323rd Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Appears to be 453BS/323BG although Hell's Belle is 386 name. AFM.'

(Note; The 456th had a Hell's Belle, but the 453rd did not. The 386th Bomb Group may have had one as well. Based on the information on the back of the photograph, it appears this is the aircraft described above.)

IWM catalogue record

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

The nose art of a B-26 Marauder nicknamed "Hell's Belle" of the 453rd Bomb Squadron, 323rd Bomb Group Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Appears to be 453BS/323BG although Hell's Belle is 386 name. AFM.'

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Units

  • 323rd Bomb Group

    323rd Bomb Group

    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,...

  • 456th Bomb Squadron

    456th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Selected Bibliography of Publications: ...

Aircraft

  • 41-34967 Hell's Belle

    B-26 Marauder
    The final mission of Hell's Belle as told by the pilot, Theodore V Harwood: ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2016 05:50:23 JMF Changes to caption
Sources

JMF

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2016 00:18:40 JMF Changes to caption and unit associations
Sources

JMF

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

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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