USAAF 41-31877 Martin B-26B-30-MA Marauder

USAAF serial number S/N: 41-31877 Martin B-26B-30-MA Marauder

1941031877, 41-31877 Martin B-26B-30-MA Marauder Fate: Crashed Remarks: The Crusaders Code:RU-V named: Bar Fly crashed on takeoff Jan 1, 1945, Disposal: 01-Jan-45

Photos: A B-26 Marauder (RU-V, serial number 41-31877) nicknamed "Bar Fly" of the 554th Bomb Squadron, 386th Bomb Group in flight. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'B-26 (41-31877), RU-V, "Bar Fly" of 554B.S., 386 B.G., Ninth AF.' Printed caption on reverse: '62812 A.C. - 9th Air Force Martin B-26 Marauder "Bar Fly", after 175 missions, crashed on take-off to end one of the best records in the Air Force. This shot was taken on its 67th mission, France. U.S. Air Force Photo.' On reverse: U.S. Air Force Detachment-5 HQ AAVS (MAC) and Rene J. Francillon [Stamps].

 

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