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A crashed B-26C Marauder, serial number 41-34777, named, Black Fury, of the 456th Bomb Squadron, the 323rd Bomb Group. 19 August 1943. Official caption on image: "(GAD-20-1-323)(19-8-43)(A/C No. 41-34777)(Type B-26C6)."

The aircraft appears to have bellied in with a wheels up crash landing. The aircrew in emergency landings preferred to "belly it in" rather than jumping with their parachutes because the Marauder could survive a wheels up landing. 19 August 1943.

IWM catalogue record

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A crashed B-26C Marauder (serial number 41-34777) nicknamed "Black Fury" of the 323rd Bomb Group, 19 August 1943. Official caption on image: "(GAD-20-1-323)(19-8-43)(A/C No. 41-34777)(Type B-26C6)."



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Date Contributor Update
13 September 2021 01:12:47 Kickapoo Changes to caption

Punctuation . - Kickapoo

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2016 05:26:31 JMF Changes to caption and unit associations


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:02 AAM AAM ingest

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