IWM catalogue record
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A B-26 Marauder (serial number 41-17973) of the 450th Bomb Squadron, 322nd Bomb Group at Bury St Edmunds (Rougham). Handwritten caption on reverse: '117973, 450BS, Bury.'
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, 323BG, 9AF USAAF.
Military site : airfield
The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...