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Patricia the Dog


One of PFC Gin Fizz'a puppies. Pat made the trip form Earls Colne to Lessay to Chartes to Laon and probably a few other stations.



  • Walter Foster

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier | 323rd Bomb Group
    Lt. Walt Foster was a navigator and bombardier from Upstate New York who served with the 456th BS during the Second World War. His first combat mission was flown from Earls Colne Airfield on February 3, 1944 to the Ruisseville "No Balls” secret weapon...

  • Oscar Parson Russell Terrier

    Military | Private First Class | Flight surgeon/Pet | 323rd Bomb Group
    Oscar makes a cameo appearance in the 1943 video of a 323rd mission. He's over by the bicycles parked soon the side of the Situation Room, which was across the road and up a little bit from the grouping of officers' quarters at Site No. 13 at Earls...

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Units served with

  • 323rd Bomb Group

    323rd Bomb Group

    The 323rd Bombardment Group operated with B-26 Marauders, American medium bombers. They were the first Eighth Air Force Group to fly a medium level bombing mission with this aircraft on 16 July 1943. After flying a total of 33 missions with the Eighth,...

  • 456th Bomb Squadron

    456th Bomb Squadron

    Selected Bibliography of Publications: ...

Associated Place

  • Earls Colne

    Military site : airfield
    Earls Colne was built in 1941 as an airfield for No.3 Group, RAF Bomber Command, although never used as such. Assigned to the US Eighth Air Force (as Station 358) in 1942, its 36 hardstands were increased to 50, bringing the airfield up to Air Ministry...

  • Marks Hall

    Military site : non-airfield
    Marks Hall's estate was requisitioned in 1941 for the construction of Earls Colne airfield (USAAF Station 358). ...


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27 January 2020 06:07:04 JMF Changes to surname, middlename and biography

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08 April 2016 21:46:01 JMF Created entry with surname, firstname, nickname, highest rank, role, unit associations, place associations and media associations