FRE 7079

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Left to Right: Captains Louis Sebille, Roland Scott, Howard Posson. All three took part in the first B-26 Marauder Combat. Scott lost an eye in the combat. Sebille was killed over Korea in 1950, but, otherwise, there is no record of any other deaths or injuries to any of the men. Three airmen of the 322nd Bomb Group at Andrews Field. Image via Roland Scott. Written on slide casing : Sebille, Scott, & Posson, Andrews Field. 9/43, 322nd BG.

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Units

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: Serial Number 4777, Order Number 438
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
Captain Roland B Scott of the 322nd Bomb Group visits Edinburgh Castle. Image via Roland B Scott. Written caption on reverse: 'Roland B Scott, Edinburgh Castle, 1943.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
Three airmen of the 322nd Bomb Group at Andrewsfield. Image via Roland Scott. Written on slide casing: Sebille, Scott & Posson, Andrewsfield, 9/43, 322 BG.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 6663A
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Fightin Cock
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron
Airmen of the 322nd Bomb Group admire the nose art of a B-26 Marauder nicknamed "Mild and Bitter". Handwritten caption on reverse: '322BG.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Mild and Bitter
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron 452nd Bomb Squadron
The wreck of a B-26 Marauder (ER-P, serial number 41-31875) of the 450th Bomb Squadron, 322nd Bomb Group, 6 March 1944. Official caption on image: "(GAD-115-1-475vG)(6-Mar-44)(A/C 41-31875 - B26 - 450BS/322BG - Battle Damage/Crash Landing)." Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Howard Posson. ER-P. Smile Again Operator.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Lady Liberty
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron

Locations

Revisions

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
Contributorjrugman
Sources

Page 62, The Mighty Eighth in Color, Roger Freeman

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
Contributorjrugman
Sources

Page 62, The Mighty Eighth in Color, Roger Freeman

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
Contributorjrugman
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Page 62, The Mighty Eighth in Color, Roger Freeman.

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorPossonNephew
Sources

Posson family records/photos, Los Angeles Times and Fresno Bee newspaper articles, Roger Freeman Collection, aircraft database www.markstyling.com

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorKickapoo
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Punctuation. - Kickapoo

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorKickapoo
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Punctuation. - Kickapoo

Date: 8 Sep 2014 15:35:31
ContributorAAM
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection