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)."
The 323rd Bombardment Group operated with B-26 Marauders, American medium bombers. They were the first Eighth Air Force Group to fly a medium level bombing mission with this aircraft on 16 July 1943. After flying a total of 33 missions with the Eighth,...
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B-26C-5-MA, 41-24777, Black Fury, was assigned to the 323rd Bomb Group, the 456th Bomb Squadron, at Earls Colne. The aircraft was piloted by 2ndLt. J.C. Hunt on on VIII Air Support Command Mission 27A to attack the German airfield at Amiens/Glisy,...