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Paul Shannon

Military

Assigned to 452BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Walter Bond

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio operator | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 452BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Brandemihl

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer / Top Turret | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 452BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Wounded over France 8-Jul-44 and went to London for medical operation which saved his leg. A sheep's bone was used as a graft to save it which was a 100% success. Awards: PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Harry Harp

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier/Navigator | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 452BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Koean medal. Post war: Remained in USAF serving in Korean and Vietnam conflicts and rising to Lieutenant Colonel.

  • Robert Johnson

    Military | Sergeant | Tail gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 452BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Lee Rice

    Military | Major | Co-pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned 452BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 452nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-31819 'Mild and Bitter'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 452BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. First B-26 in the European Theater of Operations to complete 100 operational missions. This was accomplished on an afternoon raid on a Nazi airfield at Evreux/Fauville, southwest of Rouen, France, 9-May-44. She had...

Associated Place

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Harper County, KS, USA 26 January 1916
Enlisted Fort Riley, KS 66442, USA 16 December 1941

Fort Riley
KS, USA

Lived in Attica, KS 67009, USA 1942
Buried Attica, KS 67009, USA July 1994

Attica Cemetery
Attica
Harper County
Kansas, USA

Died Harper County, KS, USA 11 July 1994

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2017 17:22:42 Al_Skiff Changes to events
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https://www.fold3.com/page/84570583_paul_shannon/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/28611675
https://www.fold3.com/image/28611613
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=51455970

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2017 17:21:07 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84570583_paul_shannon/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/28611675
https://www.fold3.com/image/28611613
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=51455970

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