18th Bomb Squadron

Squadron
A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8309) nicknamed "Ol' Buddy" of the 18th Bomb Squadron, 34th Bomb Group at Mendelsham. Pete Gray was the aircraft's crew chief. Handwritten caption on reverse: '18th B.S. 34th BG. Pete Gray C/C.'

Object Number - FRE 615 - A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8309) nicknamed "Ol' Buddy" of the 18th Bomb Squadron, 34th Bomb Group at Mendelsham. Pete Gray was the...

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Based

Mendlesham

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 18th Bomb Squadron
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 18th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 18th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-829391
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 18th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 18th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: L.O.N.I. League of Nations, Incorporated
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 18th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Heavenly Body
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 450th Bomb Group 18th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Rough House Kate
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 445th Bomb Group 18th Bomb Squadron 391st Bomb Squadron 702nd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Scotty
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 18th Bomb Squadron
A B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-51190) nicknamed "Ann" of the 34th Bomb Group at Mount Farm. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group. Written on slide casing: '34 BG, Mount Farm.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Ann
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 18th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date24 Apr 2015 22:16:43
ContributorJasonR
ChangesChanges to aircraft associations
Sources

http://valortovictory.tripod.com/b24s/42-51190.htm , other internet research and military service records of 2nd Lt. Nathaniel O. Zemelman.

Date13 Mar 2015 16:10:16
Contributorrossingtonj
ChangesChanges to type
Sources

Type added.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:47
ContributorAAM
ChangesAAM ingest
Sources

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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