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

A bomber crew of the 323rd Bomb Group sit on the flak damaged nose of their B-26 Marauder (serial number 41-34719) nicknamed "Miss Emily". Image stamped on reverse: 'Central Press Ltd.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 18 Aug 1943.' [stamp] and '279282.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'America's new super medium bomber in Britain 18.8.43, The U.S. Super Medium bomber, the "MARAUDER", is now operating from Britain after doing fine work in N Africa and Sicily. It has a range of 2,000 miles, with a speed of 350 m.p.h., a wing span of 65 ft and carries one ton of bombs. Driven by two 2,000h.p. Pratt and Witney "Wasp" engines, armed with 8 of the famous "Calibre 50" machine guns, and carries a crew of 6 who all wear "Flak" armour and steel hats. The picture shows: The crew of a "Marauder" showing the damage done to their ship "Miss Emily"on a recent mission to Merville. The navigator had just vacated his seat which was demolished by the shell and the pilot was saved from serious injury by his FLAK armour. The names of the crew are (left to right): Lt Tom Trainor of Haversill, Mass, (navigator), Lt Jim Davis of Ellijay, Georgia (Pilot), S/Sgt Richard King of Dallas,Texas, (Engineer), S/Sgt Joseph S. White of Eureka, Missouri, (Radio Gunner), and S/Sgt Lemberger of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, tail gunner.'

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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,...

People

  • James Davis

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    2 August 1943 on mission to Merville, FR, a shell exploded inside a. c B26 41-34719 'Miss Emily' forcing a landing at RAF station Manston, Kent. All returned.

  • Richard King

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radar Mechanic, Sea Search
    Joined Sqd 4/27/44. Returned to ZOI 5/28/45. Flew home in 42-95021.

  • George Lemberger

    Military | Co-Pilot
    2 August 1943 on mission to Merville, FR, a shell exploded inside a. c B26 41-34719 'Miss Emily' forcing a landing at RAF station Manston, Kent. All returned.

  • Joseph White

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Radio Gunner

Aircraft

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 January 2015 01:21:50 Tanks Changes to caption and person associations
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AAM Photo

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2014 13:37:36 PhillWray Changes to person associations
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Associated Freeman Collection image from caption information George Lemberger.

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2014 13:14:24 Emily Changes to caption and place associations
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FRE 1194

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:23:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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