IWM catalogue record
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The wreck of a B-26 Marauder nicknamed "Horizontal Helen" of the 552nd Bomb Squadron, 386th Bomb Group after crash landing 16 August 1944. Official caption on image: "(GAD-102-2-386)(16 Aug 44)(A/C 019 Landing Crash)." Handwritten caption on reverse: '386th Bomb Group (M), 552nd Bomb Sqdn. Name of Plane - Horizontal Helen. Crew: Fred O. Eiler - Pilot. Neil Avrett - Co-Pilot. Wesley Yandell - Bomb/Nav. Eugene F. Flynn - Radio Op/Gunner (Waist). William Feraco - Eng/Gunner (Top Turret). Russel Poet - Arm/Gunner (Tail).' On reverse: Eugene F. Flynn [Stamp].
The 386th Bomb Group flew B-26 Marauders for the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. Whilst with the Eighth, the Group developed the formation release procedure for the B-26 on missions that targeted aerodromes, marshalling yards and V-weapon sites along the...