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Lieutenant AJ Wood of the 344th Bomb Group in the cockpit of his B-26 Marauder (serial number 42-95987) nicknamed "Yo-Yo Champ". Image by Jack K Havener, 344th Bomb Group.. Associated caption: '"Yo-Yo Champ"- AJ Wood. Yo-yos always come back and pilot Wood was short, chubby and red headed so "Chicken Little" was appropriate. Sept 1944.'




  • John Havener

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    Jack K Havener (1920–2011) flew B-26 Marauders with the 344th Bomb Group. He completed 68 combat missions in the medium bombers, many of them from Stansted. Among the medals awarded to Havener was the Distinguished Flying Cross – given to an American...

  • A J Wood

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    AJ Wood served as a pilot with the 344th Bomb Group. ...


  • 42-95987 Yo-Yo Champ

    B-26 Marauder
    B-26 Marauder serial number 42-95987 crashed on 24 April 1945, flying a mission from Dijon, France, where it was based with the 17th Bomb Group, to Schwabmunchen, Germany. ...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:35:03 AAM AAM ingest

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