IWM catalogue record
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A B-26 Marauder (AN-S, serial number 41-31606) nickanmed "Rat Poison" of the 386th Bomb Group during a visit to Ridgewell, home of the 381st Bomb Group. 27 November 1943. Handwritten caption on reverse: '65842-B.' Printed caption on reverse: '65842 AC - (B) - Martin B-26 Marauder Bomber "Rat Poison" visits 381st Bomb Group near Ridgewell, Essex County, England, 27 November 1943. U.S. Air Force Photo.'
The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...
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...