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  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 3rd Air Division

    3rd Air Division

    Division
    In December 1944, the 3rd Bomb Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Barnes

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator
    John Barnes was born January 31, 1922 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of Leonard and Gertrude Barnes of Emporium, PA . He received his undergraduate and Ph.D from Penn State University. He served in WWII as the navigator of the “Spirit of Martinez with...

  • Frank Calicura

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-17 Pilot
    Frank Calicura served as a pilot with the 95th Bomb Group. ...

  • Robert Collins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner

  • Marvin Markus

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Togglier
    Marvin was born on May 19, 1925 in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. While in high school, he was active in FFA and was president of the Kingfisher County FFA from 1942-1943. After graduation, he volunteered into active duty in the U.S Army Air Corps and received...

  • Victor Probst

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • James Titus

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner

Aircraft

  • 44-6838 Spirit of Martinez, Cal's Rascals

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 27/11/44; Grenier 16/12/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-E] Horham 1/1/45; battle damaged Chemnitz 6/2/45 with D.V. Tregoning, force landed B-53, Merville, Bel. then rep; 53m, Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; Sth Plains 23/6/45;...

Missions

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Date Contributor Update
12 September 2018 05:15:56 spiritofmartinez45 Changes to unit associations
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Date Contributor Update
12 September 2018 05:11:27 spiritofmartinez45 Created entry with unit associations, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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