USAAF 41-31852 Martin B-26B-25-MA Marauder

USAAF serial number S/N: 41-31852 Martin B-26B-25-MA Marauder

1941031852, 41-31852 Martin B-26B-25-MA Marauder Fate: Shot down +323BG456BS Remarks: The Crusaders Code:YA-B named: Man-O-War JNR shot down by flak in France Apr 25, 1944. MACR-4133. 323BG456BS White Tails Code:WT-G, Disposal: 25-Apr-44

Photo 01: A bomber crew of the 386th Bomb Group with their B-26 Marauder (YA-B, serial number 41-31852) nicknamed "Man O War". Image stamped on reverse: 'Not to be published.' [stamp], 'Ministry of Information 19 Aug 1943.' [stamp] nand '279551.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'AT THE US MARAUDERS BASE. The B-26 Marauders, American super medium bombers are operating now from bases in Britain. This series of pictures shows various scenes at the airfield where the ground crew and the fliers work together to deliver heavy blows against German Airports and industrial targets. Already the German Fighters which have attempted to intercept the Marauders, have felt the deadly sting of their concentrated fire power and many crews are credited with a couple of Jerries. Keystone Photo Shows: Left to Right: Lt Edward J Laube, Ill. Lt Robt I Owen, Nashville, Tenn, T Sgt Charles A Smith, Kelso, Wash, Lt James T Wilson, S Stafford, Vernon, St Sgt John L Holmstrom, Atlantic City St Sgt James Dugan Chicago, Ill with their plane credited with a couple of Jerries. US Pool/ F Keystone.'

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