IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
Ground personnel inspect a B-26 Marauder (serial number 42-96282) of the 450th Bomb Squadron, 322nd Bomb Group after crashing at Hendon, 27 July 1944. Official caption on image: "(GAD-149-1-42SvG)(27 July 44)(A/C 282 - B26 Crash At Hendon)." Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Bob Chambers, Ried DeRouen, Bill Bateman. 322BG, 450BS. V.M. Sottile.'
The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...
Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Crashed RAF Hendon 27-Jul-44 and written off. Salvaged Jul-44.
Military site : airfield
An RAF station which in 1944 was home to Douglas C-47 Skytrain lodgers.