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B-26 Marauder



  • 323rd Bomb Group

    323rd Bomb 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,...

  • 456th Bomb Squadron

    456th Bomb Squadron

    Selected Bibliography of Publications: ...


  • Corvan Cripe

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 323rd Bomb Group
    Lt. Corvan V. "Oripe" Cripe was a bombardier with the 456th Bomb Squadron. Based on the reporting of Ernie Pyle, he was the artist responsible for painting mush of the nose art and pinup art in the officers' clubs.

  • Theodore Harwood

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot / Pilot | 323rd Bomb Group
    Ted joined the 323rd BG in Beaulieu, England on August 13, 1944 and flew his first mission on August 13/14, 1944 to Foret de House Bivouc and an Airdrome. It was a night mission, described by the combat crews as "creepy", "the worst". Of it, Ted said,...

  • Arthur Pakula

    Military | First Lieutenant | B26 Marauder pilot #1082 | 323rd Bomb Group
    My dad, 1st Lt. Arthur S. Pakula enlisted in the Army Air Corps on July 9, 1941 at the age of 18 years. He served in the Pacific and European Theaters. Arthur received his silver wings and commission as a B-26 Marauder pilot in June 1944. He was...


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27 March 2016 00:30:53 sadachbia Changes to media associations

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Date Contributor Update
22 January 2015 02:12:02 Tanks Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, unit associations and media associations

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