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344th Bomb Group



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Based Stansted Mountfitchet 19 February 1944 – 30 September 1944
Based Cormeilles-en-Vexin, France 30 September 1944 – 5 April 1945
Based Florennes / Juzaine 5 April 1945



  • Robert Ahern

    Military | bomber (flight engineer and top turret gunner) | 344th Bomb Group

  • William Andrews

    Military | Captain | bomber pilot | 344th Bomb Group

  • Angelo Aquaro

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 323rd Bomb Group
    Flew combat missions in the B-26 Marauder with the 455th BS, 323rd BG, then 344th BG, Ninth Air Force. ...

  • George Bair

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 344th Bomb Group
    Killed in mid-air collision

  • Theodore Barrows

    Military | Engineer/Gunner | 344th Bomb Group

  • Alvin Beeker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 344th Bomb Group

  • Ballard Bentley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer, Top Turret Gunner | 344th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 497BS, 344BG, 9AF USAAF. FTR Erkeland in B-26 43-34565; shot down by anti-aircraft fire over Erkeland, Germany. 23-Feb-45. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 12649 Awards: PH.

  • Delwin Bentley

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Squadron Commander | 322nd Bomb Group

  • Bernard Blonder

    Military | 344th Bomb Group

  • George Blower

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio - Gunner | 344th Bomb Group
    Shot down on bombing mission to Tours, France on 24 July 1944 and became a Prisoner of War. He was held in Stalag Luft 3 Sgan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11. He was Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Reptriated on 12 May...

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Date Contributor Update
22 February 2017 10:50:44 general ira snapsorter Changes to stations

Stations added with details from:
- "Battle Colors Volume III - Insignia and Tactical Markings of the Ninth Air Force in World War Two' by Robert A. Watkins;

Date Contributor Update
01 October 2015 13:10:49 ED-BB Changes to aircraft associations

Connection to aircraft serial

Date Contributor Update
01 October 2015 12:29:56 ED-BB Changes to nicknames and aircraft types

Added Group nickname and aircraft type

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 15:32:59 rossingtonj Changes to type

Type added.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:45 AAM AAM ingest

Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / 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)