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A B-26 Marauder (serial number 41-35062) nicknamed "Lucky Lady" of the 387th Bomb Group, that has crashed on take off from the runway at Chipping Ongar, 25 May 1944. Image via George Vasaumper.



  • 387th Bomb Group

    387th Bomb Group

    The 387th Bomb Group flew just under thirty missions with the Eighth Air Force before being transferred to the Ninth Air Force in October 1943. The Group remained at Chipping Ongar, Essex after being reassigned and continued to hit targets in France....



  • 41-35062 Lucky Lady (No Pokes)

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to the 387th Bomb Group / 556th Bomb Squadron. First sortie 21 April 1944. On taking off from Chipping Ongar with Pilot Lt Jerald Fisher on 21 May 1944, it experienced complete instrument failure and made an emergency landing on cross runway....


  • Chipping Ongar

    Military site : airfield
    The air base was constructed by the 831st Engineer Battalion (Aviation) in late August 1942. The 387th Bomb Group were the only American group to be based there, flying B-26 Marauders in strategic missions over France, first for the Eighth and then for...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:37:24 AAM AAM ingest

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