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451st Bomb Squadron



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  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb 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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Based Andrews Field



  • Milfred Allen

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-pilot B-26 | 322nd Bomb Group
    Killed in action 8 July 1944 on a night mission as a Pathfinder. Bombing raid on V bomb storage facility at Chateau de Ribeaucourt, France. Located between Abbeville & Doullens. Aircraft was named the "Pickled Dilly".

  • John Anderson

    Military | Sergeant | 322nd Bomb Group

  • Gerard Bekaert

    Military | Staff Sergeant

  • Robert Blackstone

    Military | Staff Sergeant

  • Hoy Bonnett

    Military | Lieutenant

  • James Bradford

    Military | Staff Sergeant

  • James Bunker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 322nd Bomb Group
    Born at Cristobal, Panama Canal Zone, Lt. Bunker had been stationed in England with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • James Burns

    Military | Lieutenant

  • John Cenicola

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    This bomb group was originally with the 8th AF from Oct 42 to Oct 43 because the B-26 was suited to different type of bombing, they were transferred to the 9th AF, but flew a few missions with the 8th DFC/ Air Medal with 12 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Raymond Close

    Military | Sergeant

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  • 41-18276 Pickled Dilly

    B-26 Marauder

  • 41-34947 'Idiots Delight' 'Lady Luck'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 451BS, 322BG named "Idiot's delight". Transferred at 554BS, 386BG, 9AF renamed "Lady Luck". Lost 10-Feb-44 when flak shell hit fuel tank of starboard wing, wing detached at nacelle and A/C tumbled on fire. France. 1 x POW, 5 x KIA. MACR...

  • 42-96270

    B-26 Marauder

  • 43-34422

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 554BS, 386BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Destroyed in fatal mid air collision. 2Lt James A Shettles Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Mar-45.

  • 44-67813

    B-26 Marauder

  • 41-17995 'Tondelayo' 'Mister Period Twice'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Named 'Tondelayo' initially, participated in the 322BG's first raid on power plants in Ijmuiden, Holland (14th May) but not in the second one (17th May). It was later renamed 'Mr Period Twice' because it missed this...

  • 41-34973 'Blue Beard II'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.




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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)