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Close up of Martin Marauder B-26B 41-31765 ER-X "Fightin Cock" 450BS, 322BG, 9AF.

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Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    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...

  • 450th Bomb Squadron

People

  • George Peterson

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer / gunner
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Returned to base in severely battle damaged B-26 41-31765, ordered to bail out over base. A/C crashed fatally, Returned to Duty (RTD) on 25-Aug-44. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Ernest Pilot

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Returned to base in severely battle damaged A/C B-26 41-31765, ordered to bail out over base. A/C crashed fatally, Returned to Duty (RTD) on 25-Aug-44. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Howard Posson

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Howard M. Posson hailed from Fresno California. He was one of four children. Howard served with the 322nd Bomb Group/450th Bomb Squadron, 8th/9th Air Force in the European Theater of Operations. He received ground school training at the San Antonio...

  • Bruce Taylor

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Returned to base in severely battle damaged A/C, ordered enlisted men to bail out. While trying to land the plane, skidded off the runway and into the control tower. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 15747. ...

  • John Walker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber pilot
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Returned to base in severely battle damaged A/C, ordered enlisted men to bail out. While trying to land the plane skidded off the runway and into the control tower. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 15747. ...

Aircraft

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2021 00:42:26 PossonNephew Changes to person associations
Sources

Photo located via various online historical websites

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2021 00:40:11 PossonNephew Changes to person associations
Sources

Posson family records/photos

Date Contributor Update
18 May 2017 18:42:19 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://acepilots.com/archives/Photos/b26-close-up.jpg
http://fineartofdecals.com/goodies/featured-aircraft-databank-b-26-marau...

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