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B-26 Marauders of the 344th Bomb Group fly in formation during a mission to Aachen. Image by Jack K Havener, 344th Bomb Group.. Associated caption: 'Group on mission to Aachen, Germany, Nov 1944.'

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B-26 Marauders of the 344th Bomb Group fly in formation during a mission to Aachen. Image by Jack K Havener, 344th Bomb Group.. Associated caption: 'Group on mission to Aachen, Germany, Nov 1944.'

Caption from “The Martin B-26 Marauder” by J.K.Havener, p226 – 'On the way to the target, last element of low flight of first box is lagging behind. In cockpit of author's ship, note radio compass on windshield center post and view plate of electric gunsight at left. Old-style ring gunsight is still in place on nose, although somewhat skew by now'.

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  • John Havener

    Military | First Lieutenant | 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
08 September 2014 15:35:00 AAM AAM ingest
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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