"Capt William E Smith (now Maj.), right and his crew chief, Sgt Herman T Levy, 828 McBride St., Syracuse, N.Y., examine the bombs load of 'Rat Poison' just before the Martin B-26 Marauder takes off on its 164th mission. FRANCE."
- B-26B 41-31606 'Rat Poison' 553BS, 386BG, 9AF.
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...