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My dad, Capt. Robert T. Harris standing next to 'Rat Poison' a plane he flew on two bombing missions over France.
5 Nov. 1943, target: Mimoyecques (V1) rocket site.
8 Feb. 1944, target: Launch site A-73 (V1) Bois De Huit Rues, FR



  • 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...

  • 553rd Bomb Squadron


  • Robert Harris

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Robert T. Harris was a B-26 Marauder pilot in WWII. He served with the 386th "Crusaders" Bomb Group in the 553rd Bomb Squadron. He flew missions out of Boxted, Great Dunmow, and Great Saling (Andrews Field) in England until his group moved to Beaumont...



  • 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
01 September 2016 13:17:26 TopCat Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and place associations

Mission records for 386th BG, 553rd BS
Mission description #38 and #92 by Chester Klier, historian for 386th Marauders