Cost of the War in Iraq
Martin Marauder B-26 and the 386th Bombardment Group
Thanks to Skip Young, Lt. Colonel USAF, Retd., a superb collection of pictures of the Martin Marauder B-26 is now available to view on-line. These pictures are of the 386th Bombardment Group, taken while they participated in wartime activities during World War 2. Many of the pictures shown here were taken on actual combat missions, and some are actually in color. In addition of the great set of pictures, Skip has generously given me permission to copy portions of his book "The Story of the Crusaders" which tells much about the men of the 386th and of their bold efforts to squash the Nazi war machine.
For your enlightenment, I have listed the table of contents below. In it you will see some hyperlinks which will connect you to excerpts from his book. Only a fraction of his book is reproduced here. If you would like to read the entire book you may buy your own copy for a mere $20 which includes shipping anywhere in the US. It is a fascinating book, full of personal experiences, historical data, many pictures, and is a good reference of the 386th's efforts. (Sorry Sold Out) to find out how to order your own copy.
Otherwise, enjoy the pages and pictures posted here!
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Table of ContentsBattle HonorsBOOK 1 - The Beginnings
DedicationThe OrganizationBOOK II - Heading for Combat
The Airplane, B-26 "Marauder"
The Engine, P&W R-2800
MacDill Field, Florida
Lake Charles, LouisianaHeading for CombatBOOK III - Combat
The Northern Route
Across the Atlantic - The Slow Way
Colchester, England - Station 150The CampaignsBOOK IV - Chronology
The Air Offensive Against Europe
Great Dunmow, England - Station 164
Not Everyone Came Home
The Normandy Campaign
The Northern France Campaign
The A-26's Arrive
The Rhineland Campaign
Beaumon-sur-Oise, France - Station A-60
The Ardennes Campaign
Changing Horses - The A-26 "Invader"
The Central Europe Campaign
St. Trond, Belgium
The Squadron Commanders
The Trip Back HomeThe MissionsBOOK V - Epilogue
Personnel Lists and PhotosAmerican Memorial ChapelDedication by Crash Gordon
That They May Be Remembered
The Bases - 1990
The 386th Bomb Group Association, Inc.
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Table of Contents from "The Story of The Crusaders"
Posted with permission
Copyright 1999 Skip Young - 386th Bomb Group
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