344th Bomb Group

Group

Object Number - UPL 24689

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Based

Stansted Mountfitchet 1944-02-19 - 1944-09-30

Based

Cormeilles-en-Vexin, France 1944-09-30 - 1945-04-05

Based

Florennes / Juzaine 1945-04-05

Encompassing

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 344th Bomb Group 497th Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: bomber (flight engineer and top turret gunner)
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 344th Bomb Group 485th Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: 14091901
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: bomber pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 323rd Bomb Group 344th Bomb Group 455th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 344th Bomb Group
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 344th Bomb Group 496th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Mission Belle
  • Unit: 344th Bomb Group 94th Bomb Group 331st Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Sweety Baby
  • Unit: 344th Bomb Group
  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Shopworn Angel
  • Unit: 344th Bomb Group 495th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Chicago Cyclone III
  • Unit: 344th Bomb Group 494th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Ill Wind II / Evasive Jenny
  • Unit: 344th Bomb Group 496th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date22 Feb 2017 10:50:44
Sources

Stations added with details from:
- "Battle Colors Volume III - Insignia and Tactical Markings of the Ninth Air Force in World War Two' by Robert A. Watkins;

Date1 Oct 2015 13:10:49
ContributorED-BB
Sources

Connection to aircraft serial

Date1 Oct 2015 12:29:56
ContributorED-BB
Sources

Added Group nickname and aircraft type

Date13 Mar 2015 15:32:59
Contributorrossingtonj
Sources

Type added.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:45
ContributorAAM
Sources

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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