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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Airmen of the 386th Bomb Group write a note to Hitler on a bomb, before loading it into their B-26 Marauder (serial number 41-31615) nicknamed "Hell's Angels". Printed caption on reverse: '70270 AC- Two men inscribe a note to Hitler on a bomb which was purchased through the sale of war bonds. Soon this bomb and others will be loaded on the Martin B-26 "Hell's Angels" (background) of the 386th Bomb Group for another devastating raid on an enemy target in Europe. 26 August 1944. Great Dunmow, Essex, England. US Air Force Photo, 1361st Photographic Squadron, Aerospace, Audio-Visual Service (MAC).'



  • 386th Bomb Group

    386th Bomb Group

    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...


  • Great Dunmow

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield, two miles north-west of Great Dunmow, was built in 1942-1943 by the US Army's 818th Engineer Battalion (Aviation), alongside British contractors. B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group moved in in September 1943, and in October the Group...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:31 AAM AAM ingest

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