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451st Bomb Squadron

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  • 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...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Andrews Field

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People

  • Milfred Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 322BS, 451BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) from night mission as a Pathfinder in B-26 42-107680 'Pickled Dilly' 8-Jul-44. Bombing raid on V bomb storage facility at Chateau de Ribeaucourt, France. Killed in action (KIA) MACR 6623 ...

  • John Anderson

    Military | Sergeant | 322nd Bomb Group

  • Gerard Bekaert

    Military | Staff Sergeant

  • Robert Blackstone

    Military | Staff Sergeant

  • Hoy Bonnett

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Ray-Sur-Authie, FR 29-Feb-44; hit by flak stbd engine feathered dropped out of formation salvoed bombs, Crashed Abbeville, FR Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2455 ...

  • James Bradford

    Military | Staff Sergeant

  • James Bunker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 322nd Bomb Group
    Born at Cristobal, Panama Canal Zone, Lt. Bunker had been stationed in England with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • James Burns

    Military | Lieutenant

  • John Cenicola

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    This bomb group was originally with the 8th AF from Oct 42 to Oct 43 because the B-26 was suited to different type of bombing, they were transferred to the 9th AF, but flew a few missions with the 8th DFC/ Air Medal with 12 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Raymond Close

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer / Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 322BS, 451BG, 9AF USAAF. Claude Jones crew. Failed to Return (FTR) night mission to Chateau Ribeacourt, France 8-Jul-44; exploded mid air due to night fighter Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6623 Awards: PH.

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Aircraft

  • 41-18276 Pickled Dilly

    B-26 Marauder

  • 41-34856 Denalis' Cheechakoo

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ray-Sur-Authie, FR 29-Feb-44; hit by flak stbd engine feathered dropped out of formation salvoed bombs, Crashed Abbeville, FR 6 x KIA MACR 2455

  • 42-96270

    B-26 Marauder

  • 43-34422

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 554BS, 386BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Destroyed in fatal mid air collision. 2Lt James A Shettles Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Mar-45.

  • 44-67813

    B-26 Marauder

  • 41-17995 'Tondelayo' 'Mister Period Twice'

    B-26 Marauder
    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...

  • 41-34973 'Blue Beard II'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

  • 41-34847 Idiot's Delight

    B-26 Marauder
    41-34847 (451st BS, 322nd BG, 9th AF) in takeoff accident at Beauvais/Tille Airfield A-61 Picardy, France Nov 9, 1944

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 April 2015 02:00:58 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 15:54:49 rossingtonj Changes to type
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27 September 2014 18:42:49 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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