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The nose art of a B-26 Marauder (serial number 42-95903) nicknamed "Hard to Get" of the 344th Bomb Group. Image by Jack K Havener, 344th Bomb Group.. Associated caption: '"Hard to Get"- 497th Sqdn. Commander D D Bentley, actually taken on Stansted in July 1944.'.

Caption from “The Martin B-26 Marauder” by J.K.Havener, p215 - ' Nose art on the 497th Sqdn. Commander D.D. Bentley's ship in the 344th BG. The dual-meaning name worked and it was never "got" by flak or fighters during Bailey's tenure as 497th CO. As a Lt. Col. he was transferred to the 322nd BG as Deputy Commander in August 1944'.

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The nose art of a B-26 Marauder (serial number 42-95903) nicknamed "Hard to Get" of the 344th Bomb Group. Image by Jack K Havener, 344th Bomb Group.. Associated caption: '"Hard to Get"- 497th Sqdn. Commander D D Bentley, actually taken on Stansted in July 1944.'

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People

  • Delwin Bentley

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Squadron Commander

  • John Havener

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    Jack K Havener (1920–2011) flew B-26 Marauders with the 344th Bomb Group. He completed 68 combat missions in the medium bombers, many of them from Stansted. Among the medals awarded to Havener was the Distinguished Flying Cross – given to an American...

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Date Contributor Update
10 May 2017 10:18:42 general ira snapsorter Changes to caption and unit associations
Sources

Added Caption from “The Martin B-26 Marauder” by J.K.Havener.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:32:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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