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"Fire-fighters of the 386th Bomb Group used foamite to extinguish the blaze on a Martin B-26 Marauder which crash-landed at its base in Great Dunmow, Essex, England on 15 June 1944."



  • 9th Air Force
  • 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...

  • 552nd Bomb Squadron


  • 41-35247 'Carefree Carolyn'

    B-26 Marauder
    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).


  • 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
18 May 2018 16:24:20 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations