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IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Colonel George Snyder of the 387th Bomb Group and his crew, with their B-26 Marauder nicknamed "Wuneach". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'George Snyder (Ext Left) & crew. From Col RW Keller.'

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Units

  • 387th Bomb Group

    387th Bomb Group

    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....

People

  • George Snyder

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    Crash landed at Chipping Ongar 27-Sep-43 returning from mission to Beauvais/Tille airfield in B-26B 41-31666 'Wuneach'. The aircraft was hit by flak over target then attacked by fighters before the coast setting the bomb bay on fire. The Engineer baled...

Aircraft

  • 41-31666 Wuneach Airplane

    B-26 Marauder
    B-26B-15-MA 41-31666 was assigned to the 387BG/558BS at Chipping Ongar, UK. On 27-Sep-43 the Bomb Group was despatched on a mission to bomb the German airfield at Beauvaus/Tille, France. The aircraft was hit by flak over the target and later on...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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