James Kenneth Brandemihl


Object Number - UPL 28411 - Paul Shannon crew in front of the B-26 "Mild And Bitter" of the 322nd BG 452nd BS, after the first 100 mission completion. L-R, 1st LT Lee W. Rice,...

Assigned to 452BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Wounded over France 8-Jul-44 and went to London for medical operation which saved his leg. A sheep's bone was used as a graft to save it which was a 100% success.

Awards: PH, WWII Victory, EAME.


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Units served with

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


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 452nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17028337 / O-662680
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Bomber pilot


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



Event Location Date Description


Fallon County, MT, USA 8 June 1920 Son of Adolph J and Lois M Brandemihl.


Missoula, MT, USA 24 November 1941


Wounded in Action (WIA)

France 8 July 1944 Wounded in leg over France. 8-Jul-44.


West Yellowstone, MT 59758, USA 21 May 1995
Bozeman, MT, USA


Andrews Field Assigned to 452BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.


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