Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Named 'Tondelayo' initially, participated in the 322BG's first raid on power plants in Ijmuiden, Holland (14th May) but not in the second one (17th May). It was later renamed 'Mr Period Twice' because it missed this disastrous follow-up raid.
The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...
Military site : airfield
The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...
|Manufactured||Offutt AFB, NE, USA||1943|
Built at Martin.
|Delivered||Nebraska, USA||7 January 1943|
Delivered to USAAF.
|Assigned||Andrewsfield Aviation Ltd, Saling Airfield Stebbing Great Dunmow Essex CM6 3TH, United Kingdom||April 1943|
Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.
|16 May 2017 21:16:57||Al_Skiff||Changes to events|
|16 May 2017 21:14:17||Al_Skiff||Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations|