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Claude E Putnam


He was group Operations Officer from 18 January 1943 to 17 February 1943;
Group Commander 17 February 1943 to 20 Jun 1943. He was transferred to 1st CBW on 20 June 1943. CO of the 91st BG from 12 Dec 1943 to 16 May 1944.

AM 3Oak Leaf Cluster, SS, British DFC, Presidential Citation, Bronze Star,


Units served with

  • 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,...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • Headquarters (306th Bomb Group)


Event Location Date
Born Jacksboro, Texas 7 October 1915
Died 6 May 1965
Buried Greenwood Memorial Park, Phoenix, AZ


Date Contributor Update
10 November 2014 20:59:09 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography and awards

Lee Cunningham 10-Nov-2014. Award associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:22 AAM AAM ingest

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