"The Martin B-26 'Carefree Carolyn' of the 386th Bomb Group makes a belly landing at its base in Great Dunmow, Essex, England after it had completed its 100th mission on 15 June 1944."
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...
Assigned to 552BS, 386BG, 9AF USAAF. Completed 100 x missions. Combat damaged on its 100th mission and with hydraulics shot out it belly landed and was written off. Crew: Pilot Lt Earl Slanker, Lt Solon Humle, R/O T/Sgt Burton L Vreeland (WIA).
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...
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