496th Bomb Squadron

Squadron
The nose art of a B-26 Marauder nicknamed "Maxwell House" of the 344th Bomb Group. Image by Jack K Havener, 344th Bomb Group.. Associated caption: '"Maxwell House"- 496th Sqdn Commander JC Maxwell- actually taken in July 1944 at Stansted.

Object Number - FRE 7161 - The nose art of a B-26 Marauder nicknamed "Maxwell House" of the 344th Bomb Group. Image by Jack K Havener, 344th Bomb Group.. Associated caption:...

Commanding Officers

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 344th Bomb Group 496th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot/Commanding Officer

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Based

Stansted Mountfitchet 9 February 1944 - 29 September 1944

Based

Stansted Mountfitchet

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 496th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31093591
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 344th Bomb Group 496th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 344th Bomb Group 496th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 496th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-693651
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 496th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31078257
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Ill Wind II / Evasive Jenny
  • Unit: 344th Bomb Group 496th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Unit: 344th Bomb Group 496th Bomb Squadron
The nose art of a B-26 Marauder nicknamed "Maxwell House" of the 344th Bomb Group. Image by Jack K Havener, 344th Bomb Group.. Associated caption: '"Maxwell House"- 496th Sqdn Commander JC Maxwell- actually taken in July 1944 at Stansted.
  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Maxwell House - Good to the Last Drop
  • Unit: 344th Bomb Group 496th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Piccadilly Commando / Facsimile
  • Unit: 344th Bomb Group 496th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Johnny Come Lately
  • Unit: 344th Bomb Group 496th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date26 Jan 2015 06:46:51
ContributorTanks
Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:49
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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