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A bomber crew of the 323rd Bomb Group with their dog mascot "Flak" and a B-26 Marauder (serial number 41-35000) nicknamed "Swamp Chicken".
'Left to right front: Meyers- Mims- Jackson. Rear: Brush- Vermillion- Miyo. And "Flak". Swamp Chicken" B-26 41-35000 at 25 missions.'

IWM Photo - FRE 13435

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Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 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,...

  • 455th Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Brush

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 455BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to V-1 target near Desvres, France a direct flak hit near the left engine forced crew to bail-out. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2056. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Leon Jackson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot
    Assigned to 455BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF. 25 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to V-1 target near Desvres, France a direct flak hit near the left engine forced crew to bail-out. Chute twisted, never deployed fully. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2056...

  • Robert Mims

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 455BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to V-1 target near Desvres, France a direct flak hit near the left engine forced crew to bail-out. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2056. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Michael Miyo

    Military | Master Sergeant | Engineer / Gunner
    Assigned to 455BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to V-1 target near Desvres, France a direct flak hit near the left engine forced crew to bail-out. returned to unit via US army, Evaded (EVD). MACR 2056. ...

  • Flak Spaniel

    Military | Other | Mascot
    Flak was B-26 41-35000 crews mascot.

  • William Vermillion

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 455BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF. 30 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to V-1 target near Devres, FR a direct flak hit near the left engine forced crew to bail-out. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2056. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Aircraft

  • 41-35000 'Swamp Chicken'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 455BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to V-1 target near Desvres, France a direct flak hit near the port engine, caused its departure from the A/C and forced crew to bail-out. 1 x RTD, 4 x POW, 1 x KIA. MACR 2056.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 May 2017 08:43:24 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
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Date Contributor Update
02 May 2017 08:41:33 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations
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