"Col. Thomas G. Corbin, left, group commander and pilot of "Rat Poison" and Capt. William E. Smith (now Maj.) crouch in the bomb bay to discuss the Martin B-26 Marauder's 164th mission, just before the take-off. FRANCE."
- B-26B 41-31606 'Rat Poison' 553BS, 386BG, 9AF.
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...