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WT-O "Buckeye Battle Cry" was reserved for the crew ( usually Barker or Stirling) leading other 456th BS aircrews on combat missions. The aircraft was named after the Ohio State University fight song and Lt. Col. Robert Oaxley Barker's alma mater. Lt. Col. Barker, the Commanding Officer of the 456th BS, is picutred standing, third from left.

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  • 323rd Bomb Group

    323rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 323rd Bombardment Group operated with B-26 Marauders, American medium bombers. They were the first Eighth Air Force Group to fly a medium level bombing mission with this aircraft on 16 July 1943. After flying a total of 33 missions with the Eighth,...

  • 456th Bomb Squadron

    456th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
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People

  • Robert Barker

    Military | Colonel | Pilot - B-26 Marauder
    Born on October 9, 1919 in London, Ohio, Lt. Col. Barker was graduated from Ohio State University ("OSU"). He earned his "wings" at "The West Point of the Air" at Randolph Field, Texas. He was part of the original Myrtle Beach, SC group that comprised...

  • Walter Foster

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier
    Lt. Walt Foster was a navigator and bombardier from Upstate New York who served with the 456th BS during the Second World War. His first combat mission was flown from Earls Colne Airfield on February 3, 1944 to the Ruisseville "No Balls” secret weapon...

  • John Stirling

    Military | Colonel | B-26 Marauder Pilot
    Maj. Stirling served as a B-26 Marauder pilot with the 456th Bomb Squadron, 323rd Bomb Group, and 9th Air Force during the Second World War. He was part of the original Myrtle Beach, South Carolina group that first comprised the 456th Bomb Squadron....

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Date Contributor Update
27 January 2020 07:39:45 JMF Changes to aircraft associations
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28 April 2016 04:14:10 JMF Changes to caption
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28 April 2016 00:42:43 JMF Changes to caption and person associations
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07 April 2016 22:18:50 JMF Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
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07 April 2016 07:29:00 JMF Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
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