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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

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  • Walter Foster

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier | 323rd Bomb Group
    Lt. Walt Foster was a navigator and bombardier from Upstate New York who served with the 456th BS during the Second World War. His first combat mission was flown from Earls Colne Airfield on February 3, 1944 to the Ruisseville "No Balls” secret weapon...

  • 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...

  • Leo Rush

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier, B-26 Marauder | 323rd Bomb Group
    Dale Rush served with the 456th BS as a bombardier. He was killed on May 20, 1944 on a mission to Dieppe when "Ole 33 Gal" WT-A Serial No. 41-35033, flying in the Box II, Flight 3 lead position, took a direct hit of heavy flak that shattered the...

  • James Siegling

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 323rd Bomb Group
    Siegling served with the 323rd Bomb Group from 1 July 1944. He was transferred to the 397th Bomb Group in May 1945, then transferred again in June 1945. He retired from the US Air Force in 1970 as a Lieutenant Colonel.

  • Paul Warf

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 323rd Bomb Group
    Capt. Paul E. Warf was leading a flight of six Marauders on the afternoon of 20 May 1944 to the port area of Dieppe when a shell from a heavy (88mm) flak (anti-aircraft) gun exploded in front of the bombardier's compartment of WT-A Ole 33 Gal killing...


  • Earls Colne

    Military site : airfield
    Earls Colne was built in 1941 as an airfield for No.3 Group, RAF Bomber Command, although never used as such. Assigned to the US Eighth Air Force (as Station 358) in 1942, its 36 hardstands were increased to 50, bringing the airfield up to Air Ministry...


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Date Contributor Update
29 March 2020 16:57:29 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames

Removed an extra quote at the front of the nickname.

Date Contributor Update
26 March 2016 03:01:25 JMF Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations, person associations and place associations