IWM catalogue record
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A B-26 Marauder (AN-S, serial number 41-31606) nickanmed "Rat Poison" of the 386th Bomb Group, releases bombs over the target. Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed for publication 29 Sept 1943. [stamp] and '32310.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'FRO-HQ. 43-300 US Army Air Forces Official Photo. Bombs Away: Six 500-pounders start on their quick trip down to a nazi fighter airdrome in Western Europe. US Marauders (B-26 medium bombers) are carrying out a continuous attack against Luftwaffe fighter facilities.' Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Rat Poison.'
The 386th Bomb Group flew B-26 Marauders for the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. Whilst with the Eighth, the Group developed the formation release procedure for the B-26 on missions that targeted aerodromes, marshalling yards and V-weapon sites along the...