Personnel of the 322nd Bomb Group ride a bomb trolley past B-26 Maraduers. Image stamped on reverse: ''Keystone Press,' [stamp] and '282876.' [Censor no.] Printed caption attached to the 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 2000 miles, with a speed of 350 m.p.h., a wing span of 65 ft, and carries one ton of bombs. Driven by two 2000 h.p. Prat and Whitney "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.' [ caption]. 'passed for publication 18 Aug 1943' [stamp].
IWM catalogue record
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Personnel of the 322nd Bomb Group ride a bomb trolley past B-26 Maraduers. Image stamped on reverse: ''Keystone Press,' [stamp] and '282876.' [Censor no.] A printed caption was previously attached to the reverse, however this has been removed.
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...