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452nd Bomb 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

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People

  • Leroy Adams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 322nd Bomb Group

  • Russell Allen

    Military | Technical Sergeant

  • James Amos

    Military | Sergeant

  • Jose Basaldu

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). May 17, 1943, in B26 41-17998 on mission to a power station in Holland. Plane was shot down by FW190s 30 miles west of Zandvoort, Holland crashing in the North Sea. AM, PH

  • James Belote

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 322nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). May 17, 1943, in B26 41-17998 on mission to a power station in Holland. Plane was shot down by FW190s 30 miles west of Zandvoort, Holland crashing in the North Sea. AM, PH

  • Theodore Bentley

    Military | Sergeant

  • William Betz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator; Bombardier | 322nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). May 17, 1943, in B26 41-17982 on mission to a power station in Holland, plane hit by flak and crashed in sand dunes west of Rozenburg, Holland. 3 Killed in Action (KIA) and 3 Prisoner of War (POW). See Pilot Robert Stillman's...

  • Robert Bingham

    Military | Lieutenant

  • 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.

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Aircraft

  • 41-18054 Jezabelle

    B-26 Marauder

  • 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...

  • DF507

    Oxford
    Airspeed Oxford DF507, assigned to 452nd Bomb Squadron, 388th Bomb Group, 8AF USAAF.

  • 43-34175

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 452BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. 43 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. Hit by fighters at IP, damaged in right propeller and propeller, abandoned near Sedan (6 x RTD). Pilot Lt R L Eckhard. 23-Dec-44.

  • 43-34423

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 452BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Landing accident mechanical failure at Gt Saling, repaired 9-Nov-44, pilot, John L Egan. Transferred to 450BS. Missions flown 5. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Euskirchen, Germany hit by fighters, port engine on...

  • 41-18063 "L'il Joe"

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 452BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

  • 41-17856

    B-26 Marauder
    Lost in transit from Florida to UK

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 15:56:35 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 / 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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