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454th Bomb Squadron

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  • 323rd Bomb Group

    323rd Bomb Group

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    The 323rd Bombardment Group operated with B-26 Marauders, American medium bombers. They were the first Eighth Air Force Group to fly a medium level bombing mission with this aircraft on 16 July 1943. After flying a total of 33 missions with the Eighth,...

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Stations

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Based Earls Colne

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People

  • Joseph Ashburn

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). On B-26 mission to Dunkirk RR/GB. Mid-air collision due to flak. DFC, AM w/9Oak Leaf Cluster, PH

  • Raymond Bacon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). On B-26 mission to Dunkirk RR/GB. Mid-air collision due to flak.

  • Frank Billings

    Military | Sergeant | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, PH

  • M Braverman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier; Navigator | 323rd Bomb Group
    3 May 1943 landed with a/c nose wheel retracted because of mechanical problems with B 26 41-34737. 323rd BG was later transfered to the 9th.

  • Charles Brucker

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Everett Chrisco

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) DFC, AM w/ 6 Oak Leaf Cluster, PH

  • John Chromy

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) DFC, AM w/ 9 Oak Leaf Cluster, PH

  • George Coursen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Gunner | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-26C #41-34713. MACR 1498. On mission to St Omer a/f, France, bombs from a higher flight struck wing. AC went down in the target area.

  • James Davis

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 323rd Bomb Group
    2 August 1943 on mission to Merville, FR, a shell exploded inside a. c B26 41-34719 'Miss Emily' forcing a landing at RAF station Manston, Kent. All returned.

  • George Dusang

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on B-26 mission to railway bridge at Seraing. Heavy flak.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 May 2016 08:41:29 323rdBGHistorian Changes to nicknames and insignia
Sources

Archives of the 323rd BG – Roy R. Bozych 323rd BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 15:56:24 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added.

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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