Intermission – Martin B-26 Marauder Color Photographs Part II – 322nd Bomb Group

Definitely my next build…

Inch High Guy

The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was composed of the 449th, 450th, 451st, and 452nd Bomb Squadrons. Their initial combat operations were as part of the Eighth Air Force operating from Bury St. Edmonds, England. They operated Martin B-26 B & C Marauders during the spring and summer of 1943, when photographers from LIFE Magazine took these color photographs.

A group shot in flight gear in front of a B-26B of the 450th BS, Pappy’s Pram. This photo shows the USAAF B3 sheepskin jacket to good advantage, along with other details of equipment and gear. Given that all these men are posing with cameras and show no insignia or markings on their gear they may well be the LIFE photographers who took this series of photos.

Marauders of the 322ndBG taxiing into take-off position. The red surround to the national insignia was authorized only…

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Post 327 – Monogram 1/48 scale PBY-5 Catalina – Sergeant Brian Catlin


Time to pay a final homage to the rest of the crew with a tribute to Sergeant Brian Catlin.

As always I had started my search on him with this image since I only had this information.


There was the tribute to Sergeant Brian Catlin on a webpage.

Brian Catlin

Brian Catlin was born on October 12, 1919 in Stockport, Cheshire, England. He died on March 7 2016 in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England.

You can read more about him here.

This was the most interesting part…

Brian Catlin info

Brian Catlin married Norma Warburton. His sister-in-law was Aileen Warburton, William Ginger Cook’s wife.