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Marion L Blaney

Military

B-24H #42-7669 crashed near Gissing, Norfolk after mid-air collision during assembly on mission to Frankfurt on 29 Jan 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Service

Units served with

  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group allocated B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 series fitted with a nose turret on the production line. The adaptation increased...

  • 482nd Bomb Group

    482nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 482nd Bomb Group was a Pathfinder Group, which using radar-equipped aircraft to support bombing missions until March 1944. Aircraft from this Group went ahead of other Bombers and sent information back about the best routes to take and the extent...

  • 576th Bomb Squadron
  • 814th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Wendling

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Wendling was home to the 392nd Bomb Group from 1943 to 1945. Built in 1942, it was originally planned to be an RAF Bomber Command airfield. Improvement and expansion works were carried out in 1942 and 1943 prior to the arrival of the 392nd and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Oklahoma
Died 29 January 1944
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:38 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

8th AF Losses, WWII Memorial / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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