558th Bomb Squadron

Squadron
A pin up painted onto the nose of a B-26 Marauder of the 391st Bomb Group.

Object Number - FRE 7332 - 41-31664 KX-A "Heavenly Body" 387BG 558BS. "J.P.:"Ya Nozee Bub?" painted alongside Plexiglass nose. Original caption: "A pin up painted onto the...

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Based

Chipping Ongar

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 387th Bomb Group 558th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: Engineer/Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 387th Bomb Group 558th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 387th Bomb Group 558th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32279560
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer, Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 558th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-798742
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 387th Bomb Group 558th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-729717
  • Highest Rank: Captain

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Lil Grim Reaper
  • Unit: 387th Bomb Group 558th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Secksma Sheen
  • Unit: 387th Bomb Group 558th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: King Bee
  • Unit: 387th Bomb Group 558th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Heavenly Body
  • Unit: 387th Bomb Group 558th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Wuneach Airplane
  • Unit: 387th Bomb Group 558th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date13 Mar 2015 16:02:53
Contributorrossingtonj
Sources

Type added.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:50
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / 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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