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326th Bomb Squadron

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  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

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    The 92nd Group's 327th Bomb Squadron was the only Eighth Air Force squadron to fly YB-40s in combat. YB-40s were B-17s modified to fly as a heavily armed escort for other bombers. They were flown on missions between May and June 1943. Between May 1943...

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Stations

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Based Podington

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  • John Abel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down by fighters, B-17G #42-31231exploded in mid-air and crashed near Wambeln, GR on a mision to Munster and Hamm, GR on 23 Mar 194. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Sam Acquaviva

    Military | Major | Navigator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    25 missions Jul '43 - Jan '44. DFC; AM

  • Frank Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier; Togglier | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Upon returning from a flight check, B-17G #42-37799 landed long and ran off the end of the runway. RTD. Struck by 20mm shells, B-17G #42-31888 went out of control, exploded into to pieces and crashed E of Hamm, GR on a mission to Munster and Hamm, GR...

  • Porter Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    B-17F #42-30580 'Equipoise' blew a tire and veered off runway on 5 Jan 1944. Another B-17 crashed into 30580.

  • Dale Alexander

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down by an ME110 on a mission to Leipzig on 20 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39770. The crew baled out except for one near Eisenach and the plane crashed near Altenkirchen, GR. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Frank Amazeen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

  • George Anderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down by FW190s, B-17G #42-31532 crashed NW of Culman/Westfalen, GR on a mission to Munster and Hamm, GR on 23 Mar 1944. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Rudolph Antala

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #4229884. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Richard Anthony

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #4297218. Evaded. Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #4297217. Result unknown. ...

  • Alfred Antonacci

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

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Aircraft

  • 41-24416 'Black Diamond Express'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 326BS/92BG Bangor 16/7/42; 95BG Horham /43; 359BS/303BG [BN-V] Molesworth, 17/6/43; Returned to the USA Sheppard 5/7/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 26/10/45. BLACK DIAMOND EXPRESS.

  • 41-2578 Butcher Shop/ Big Tin Bird

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Boeing B-17E ...

  • 41-9174

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered 29BG MacDill 7/5/42; Assigned 340BS/97BG Polebrook 6/42; transferred 326BS/92BG Bovingdon 9/42; transferred 326BS/11CCRC 1/43; crashed on take off from Bovingdon on navigation exercise 24/6/43; with Jim Buford, Co-pilot: Jack Berry, Navigator...

  • 42-102643

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/3/44; Hunter 7/4/44; Grenier 24/4/44; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-C] Podington 7/5/44; Missing in Action Noball site 8/7/44 with Myron Sabin, Radio Operator: Fred Moyer, Waist gunner: Kermit Cooksey,Tail gunner: Jim Darden (4 evaded...

  • 42-29709 "Yo' Brother"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/2/43; Rapid City 20/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-C] Alconbury 30/3/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; 3m, battle damaged Rennes 29/5/43 with Joe Nunes (Returned to Duty) + rest ?; Tail gunner: John Buford (Prisoner of War);...

  • 42-29712 'Miss Carrie' 'Philly-Brooklyn'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/2/43; Rapid City 22/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Morrison 24/3/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW- ] Alconbury 5/4/43 MISS CARRIAGE (or MISCARRIE); 1m, w?John Storie force landed Framlingham 14/5/43; transferred 325BS/92BG [NV-R] Alconbury 17/6...

  • 42-29787 'Wilder Nell II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/2/43; Salina 5/3/43; Gulfport 31/3/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-F] Alconbury 15/4/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; 3m, transferred 326BS/92BG [JW- ] Alconbury 6/8/43, the transferred 525BS/379BG [FR-E] Kimbolton 4/9/43;...

  • 42-29884

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/3/43; Patterson 8/4/43; Eglin Fd 16/4/43; Dow Fd 19/4/43; Assigned 325BS/92BG [NV-D] Alconbury 23/5/43; force landed base with friendly fire damage with Lopez Mantou 9/6/43; then transferred 326BG [JW-D]; Missing in Action...

  • 42-29945 Sylvia

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/3/43; Walla Walla 28/3/43; Smoky Hill 13/3/43; Dow Fd 30/4/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 2/5/43 DAISY JUNE II; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 326BS/92BG Alconbury 23/7/43; Missing in Action...

  • 42-29981 'Hell-Lena'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/3/43; Gore 31/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Dow Fd 11/4/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 27/4/43 HELL-LENA; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 326BS/92BG Alconbury 23/7/43; Missing in Action Hanover 26/7/43...

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Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 14:54:04 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:48 AAM AAM ingest
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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)

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