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Personnel of the 322nd Bomb Group ride a bomb trolley past B-26 Maraduers. Image stamped on reverse: ''Keystone Press,' [stamp] and '282876.' [Censor no.] Printed caption attached to the reverse: AMERICA'S NEW SUPER MEDIUM BOMBER IN BRITAIN 18.8.43. The U.S. Super Medium bomber, the "MARAUDER" is now operating from Britain after doing fine work in N.Africa and Sicily. It has a range of 2000 miles, with a speed of 350 m.p.h., a wing span of 65 ft, and carries one ton of bombs. Driven by two 2000 h.p. Prat and Whitney "WASP" engines armed with 8 of the famous "Calibre 50" machine guns and carries a crew of 6 who all wear "Flak" armour and steel hats.' [ caption]. 'passed for publication 18 Aug 1943' [stamp].

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Personnel of the 322nd Bomb Group ride a bomb trolley past B-26 Maraduers. Image stamped on reverse: ''Keystone Press,' [stamp] and '282876.' [Censor no.] A printed caption was previously attached to the reverse, however this has been removed.

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  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 November 2014 10:52:09 general ira snapsorter Changes to caption
Sources

Addition of caption.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:23:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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