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449th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

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  • 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...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Andrews Field

Connections

People

  • Ray Baum

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 322nd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) DFC/ AM w/ 8 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH/ POW

  • Kenneth Bayliss

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    23 May 1943 Force landed in Spanish Morrocco in B26 41-18251 'Ye Mystic Kreve'. Returned.

  • Stanley Bolesta

    Military | Major | Bombardier; Navigator | 322nd Bomb Group
    The 322nd BG was assigned with the 8th AF until October 1943 anc completing 34 missions. He was shot down on his 13th mission in B-26 'Duchess of Barksdale' on 03 November 1943. He evaded until 17 December 1943. He became a Prisoner of War (POW) at...

  • Richard Bradley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    May 16, 1943, on a ferrying trip from Dakar to Marrakech in B26 41-18019, forced to make an emergency landing in Algeria. All crew returned.

  • William Brearly

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombadier | 322nd Bomb Group

  • Eugene Carby

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 322nd Bomb Group
    June 4, 1943 Killed when B26 41-18252 crashed in Wales.

  • B Carlson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    27 August 1943 on target to Rouen, FR, B26 41-18299 was damaged by flak. Crew bailed out safely to become Prisoner of War (POW)s

  • S Chase

    Military | Co-Pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    23 May 1943 Force landed in Spanish Morrocco in B26 41-18251 'Ye Mystic Kreve'. Returned.

  • William Clarke

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    KNO. August 14, 1943, B-26 41-34884 was involved in an accident on a training flight.

  • Charles Coon

    Military | Sergeant | EG | 322nd Bomb Group
    Seriously injured August 14, 1943, B-26 41-34884 was involved in an accident on a training flight.

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Aircraft

  • 41-31741 'Winnie Dee II'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 322BG, 449BS, 9AF USAAF. Missions flown 96, 17 Jul 43 to 4 Jun 44; recoded PN-N, Missions flown 16; 17 Jun 44 to 12 Aug 44. ...

  • 41-31767 'Ginger'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Siracourt,France. Damaged badly enough by AAA [hit in port engine, which was feathered and undercarriage dropped, possibly hydraulic damage] on the 21-Apr-44 mission to cause the crew to bail...

  • 41-34763 'Duchess of Barksdale'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ste Andre de L'Eure fell behind formation and set upon by two Fw190's, after two coordinated attacks by both 190's crashed Quittebeuf. 6 x POW's. MACR 1046/1499. ...

  • 41-31773 'Flak Bait'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. During the course of its service life of 207 missions, with bombing runs over France, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany, it was perforated with over 1000 holes, twice returned with only one engine operating, once...

  • 41-31788 'Truman Committee'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

  • 41-18272 'Murder Inc'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

  • 41-34683

    B-26 Marauder

  • V9583

    Lysander
    Westland Lysander V9583 Mk III assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 8AF USAAF. Ground accident as parked aircraft at Bury St Edmunds 29-May-43. SOC.

  • V9735

    Lysander
    Westland Lysander V9735 Mk III assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 8AF USAAF. Ground accident as parked aircraft at Bury St Edmunds 29/5/43.

  • 41-32010 'The Cock in Hand'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 15:55:00 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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