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Lt. Gen. Lewis Brereton, commander of the First Allied Airborne Army 1944 in front of B-26 41-31819 'Mild and Bitter' 452BS, 322BG, 9AF.

Chalked on names: T/Sgt James T Ratliff [Pocohantas MS], Sgt Dominic Napalitano [Brooklyn NY], T/Sgt M V Harrelson [Fort Walton, FL], Pfc G N Saganis [St Louis MO], ?/Sgt W F Howe [CA].



  • 9th Air Force
  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb 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...

  • 452nd Bomb Squadron


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
17 May 2017 21:34:22 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations