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488th Bomb Squadron

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  • 340th Bomb Group

    340th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated on 20 August 1942. The 340th. Bombardment Group trained with B-25's for duty overseas. They arrived in the Mediterranean theater in March 1943. Assigned first to the Ninth Air Force and later (in August 1943) to the Twelfth. Served in combat...

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People

  • Nicholas Albanese

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aerial Gunner | 340th Bomb Group

  • Robert Dean

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 340th Bomb Group

  • Austin Dunaway

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 340th Bomb Group

  • Lawrence Kahl

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 340th Bomb Group

  • James Mell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 340th Bomb Group

  • William Pelton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 340th Bomb Group

  • Howard Reichard

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 340th Bomb Group

  • John Rome

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 340th Bomb Group
    It is speculated that the character "Lt. Huple" in Joseph Heller's "Catch-22" was based on John Rome. Heller flew at least one mission with Rome.

  • John Swift

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 340th Bomb Group
    Flew 66 combat mission in WW2. Was involved in a Cold War international incident in 1951

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Date Contributor Update
21 March 2021 02:21:31 466thHistorian Created entry with type, category, name, air forces, aircraft types and unit encompassing associations
Sources

"12th and 15th Air Forces" - Gerard Paloque
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