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Left to Right: Captains Louis Sebille, Roland Scott, Howard Posson. All three took part in the first Marauder Combat. Scott lost an eye in the combat and Sebille was killed over Korea in 1950 but otherwise there is no record of any other deaths or injuries to any of the men.
Three airmen of the 322nd Bomb Group at Andrews Field. Image via Roland Scott. Written on slide casing: Sebille, Scott & Posson, Andrews Field, 9/43, 322 BG.'

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Three airmen of the 322nd Bomb Group at Andrewsfield. Image via Roland Scott. Written on slide casing: Sebille, Scott & Posson, Andrewsfield, 9/43, 322 BG.'

Connections

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

  • 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...

  • Roland Scott

    Military | Captain | Pilot

  • Louis Sebille

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Seville joined the US military on the 21st December 1941 after Pearl Harbor in the patriotic rush. He joined the USAAF and began flight training in January 1942. He was commissioned in July of the same year and was assigned to the 450th Bomb...

Aircraft

  • 41-31765 "Fightin' Cock"

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. ...

  • 41-31875 'Lady Liberty'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. Battle damaged on ramrod to Abbeville, crash landed at Eastbourne, half of crew had baled out due to the damaged state of his A/C. Pilot 1st Lt Rowland G Thornton. 3 x RTD, 3 x POW. 28-Feb-44....

  • 41-31819 'Mild and Bitter'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 452BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. First B-26 in the European Theater of Operations to complete 100 operational missions. This was accomplished on an afternoon raid on a Nazi airfield at Evreux/Fauville, southwest of Rouen, France, 9-May-44. She had...

Locations

  • Andrews Field

    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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2021 02:51:37 PossonNephew Changes to caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Posson family records/photos, Los Angeles Times and Fresno Bee newspaper articles, Roger Freeman Collection, aircraft database www.markstyling.com

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2015 16:30:45 jrugman Changes to caption
Sources

Page 62, The Mighty Eighth in Color, Roger Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2015 16:24:50 jrugman Changes to person associations
Sources

Page 62, The Mighty Eighth in Color, Roger Freeman

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2015 16:16:32 jrugman Changes to person associations
Sources

Page 62, The Mighty Eighth in Color, Roger Freeman

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:35:31 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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