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James McNeil


Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. member of Rotkewicz crew.



  • Stanley Rotkewicz

    Military | Captain | Bomber pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Instructor 42X class at Randolph Field, TX. Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. 67 x combat missions. Awards: DFC, AM (7OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 450th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-31746 'Lorraine II'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Piloted by 1Lt Stanley George Rotkewicz.

  • 41-18099 'Lorraine'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to bomb a power station in Harlem, Holland. Ditched in English channel after being shot up by fighters off enemy coast. 2 x RTD, 4 x KIA. 17-May-43. MACR 16165.

Associated Place

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...


Event Location Date
Lived in Boston, MA, USA 1942
Based Andrews Field 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
20 May 2017 08:28:01 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations