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455th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

Structure

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  • 323rd Bomb Group

    323rd Bomb Group

    Group
    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

Station Location Date
Based Earls Colne

Connections

People

  • Leo Amet

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on B-26 mission to Euskirchen Supply Depot

  • Robert Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-26C #41-34957 lost an engine due to oil cooler failure and forced to ditch near Iceland.

  • Angelo Aquaro

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 323rd Bomb Group
    Flew combat missions in the B-26 Marauder with the 455th BS, 323rd BG, then 344th BG, Ninth Air Force. ...

  • William Arnold

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    "Turbo-Culosis" (Airplane. No. 879) ...

  • George Bailey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on B-26 mission to Euskirchen Supply Depot

  • Leo Balcomb

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

  • Chadwick Bowen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 323rd Bomb Group
    KNO. B-26C #41-34731 crashed upon landing after a local test flight.

  • Vincenzo Bravo

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer | 323rd Bomb Group
    KNO. Engine problems.

  • Albert Brennan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 323rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on B-26 mission to attack Caen Road Junctions on D-Day.

  • Frank Brewer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 323rd Bomb Group
    69 missions with B-26 Maurauders DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ AM w/ 10 Oak Leaf Cluster

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Aircraft

  • 41-31853 Lois Rose

    B-26 Marauder
    Shot down 25 May 1944 on a mission to bomb a railroad bridge in Seraing, Liège, Belgium. MACR 5039.

  • 41-34940 Raunchy Rascal

    B-26 Marauder

  • 41-35000 'Swamp Chicken'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 455BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to V-1 target near Desvres, France a direct flak hit near the port engine, caused its departure from the A/C and forced crew to bail-out. 1 x RTD, 4 x POW, 1 x KIA. MACR 2056.

  • 42-95863

    B-26 Marauder

  • 41-34692 Mr Fala

    B-26 Marauder

  • 41-34719 Miss Emily

    B-26 Marauder

  • 41-34942 'Jolly Roger'

    B-26 Marauder
    Flew 130 missions with the 323rd Bomb Group. ...

  • 41-34719 Miss Emily

    B-26 Marauder

  • 43-34173

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 455BS, 323BG, 9AF USAAF. 7 x combat missions. Stalled and crashed into cleetrack on take off at Laon/Athies Cat 4 damage, 23-Dec-44. Pilot Lt Marcus R McKinney. Salvaged 25-Dec-44.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 May 2016 20:49:55 323rdBGHistorian Changes to motto and insignia
Sources

455th Bombardment Squadron Marauder Squadron Albums Volume 1 Page 108 – Roy Bozych 323rd BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 15:56:18 rossingtonj Changes to type
Sources

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 / 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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