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Paul E Warf


Capt. Paul E. Warf was leading a flight of six Marauders on the afternoon of 20 May 1944 to the port area of Dieppe when a shell from a heavy (88mm) flak (anti-aircraft) gun exploded in front of the bombardier's compartment of WT-A Ole 33 Gal killing Lt. Leo Dale Rush, the bombardier.



  • Leo Rush

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier, B-26 Marauder | 323rd Bomb Group
    Dale Rush served with the 456th BS as a bombardier. He was killed on May 20, 1944 on a mission to Dieppe when "Ole 33 Gal" WT-A Serial No. 41-35033, flying in the Box II, Flight 3 lead position, took a direct hit of heavy flak that shattered the...

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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

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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...


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29 March 2020 18:56:16 jmoore43 Changes to biography

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18 September 2017 19:30:31 JMF Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

National Archives 323rd Bomb Group Mission Records