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Staff Sergeant Nicholas A. Orlando, 306th Bomb Group, 423rd Bomb Squadron. Original Diary from Composition Book



  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 423rd Bomb Squadron


  • Nicholas Orlando

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Orlando flew on the Ragner Carlson crew. He reported to the 306th Bomb group on 21 Nov 1943. On his 15th mission on 22 March 1944, Orlando's aircraft B-17G #42-31524 was damaged by flak and was later attacked by fighters. Orlando and four other crew...


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Information provided by Richard Orlando, Nicholas Orlando's son, who has undertaken years of research into his father's service.