IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
Four airmen of the 387th Bomb Group stand on the wing of their B-26 Marauder (serial number 41-31374) nicknamed "Booger Red II" before a mission. Printed caption on reverse: 'Picture taken in 1944 on Hardstand at 387th Bomb Group (M) Air Base Chipping Onger. About to load up for a mission. People in photo from left to right: CB Skipper, Pilot, Syverson, Co-pilot, Ashley, Flight-Engineer, Nehmer, top turret gunner.'
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....
Assigned to 559BS, 387BG, 9AF USAAF. 131 x combat missions. Severely battle damaged, crash landed on return from Ahrweiler, Germany 23-Dec-44,pilot, Lt Theron G Blackwell.