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  • Title: 323rd Bomb Group 454th Bomb Squadron Association + B-26 Martin Marauder - Home Page
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. of.. 323rd Bomb Group.. 454th Bomb Squadron.. Association.. Remembering Their Legacy.. Welcome!.. The Original Flying Wolves.. Class of 42.. In October of 1942 the 454th completed their 1st phase of operational training at MacDill Field, Florida.. Seen here in their 1st Squadron picture, the 454th would be leaving shortly for their 2nd phase  ...   BG History.. Wolf HOWL-L-L Radio.. B-26 Martin Marauder.. 2003 Reunion Pictures.. 454th Aircraft List.. 2004 Reunion Pictures.. One A Day In Tampa Bay.. 323rd BG Links.. 454th Association Officers.. New 323rd BG Website.. 2012 Fall Newsletter.. 2013 Spring Newsletter.. Roy R Bozych.. Squadron Historian.. Jennifer Bozych.. Website Adviso.. r.. Bill Bozych.. Technical Advisor.. Last Updated 6/18/13..

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  • Title: 323rd Bomb Group 454th Bomb Squadron - Original Flying Wolves Names
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  • Title: 323rd Bomb Group 454th Bomb Squadron - History
    Descriptive info: Insignia:.. Shield: Per bend between a mailed Dexter gauntlet grasping a dagger and the winged hat of Mercury argent.. Motto:.. VINCAMUS SINE TIMORIS--Without Fear We Conquer.. Nickname:.. The White Tails.. Called the White Tails because of white ID bar on aircraft tails.. History:.. Constituted as 323rd Bombardment Group (Medium) on June 19, 1942.. Activated on August 4, 1942 at Columbia AAB, SC.. The first phase of training commenced at MacDill Field, Florida on the 21st of August 1942.. Trained with B-26 Medium Bombers.. The unit moved to Myrtle Beach Field, SC on the first to the third of November 1942.. In mid February 1943, picked up new B-26Cs at Bear Field in Indiana.. The 453rd, 454th and 455th moved to Hunter Field, Ga.. in preparation for overseas movement to the United Kingdom via the southern ferry route.. The 456 BS left in early May of 1943 by the northern ferry route.. In June 1943 the ground unit left Myrtle Beach on the 25th of April 1943 and sailed on the Queen Elizabeth on the 5th of May 1943, and arrived in Gourock, England on the 11th of May 1943.. First assigned to the Eighth Air Force.. Began operations in July 1943, attacking marshaling yards, airdromes, industrial plants, military installations, and other targets in France, Belgium, and Holland.. Assigned to the 9th Air Force, IX BC on October 16, 1943.. Moved to Beaulieu in July 1944 and to France in Late August 1944.. Carried out numerous attacks on V- weapon sites along the coast of France.. Attacked airfields at Leeuwarden and  ...   the Battle of the Bulge when the group effectively hit transportation installations used by the enemy to bring reinforcements to the Ardennes.. Flew interdictory missions into the Ruhr and supported the drive into Germany by attacking enemy communications.. Ended combat in April 1945.. Moved to Germany in May to participate in the disarmament program.. The unit returned to the US in December 1945.. Inactivated on 12 Dec.. 1945.. Squadrons:.. 453rd.. 454th.. 455th.. 456th.. VT.. RJ.. YU.. WT.. Stations:.. Columbia AAB, SC, August 4, 1942.. MacDill Field, FL, August 21, 1942.. Myrtle Beach Bombing Range, SC, November 2, 1942 to April 25, 1943.. Horham, England, May 12, 1943.. Earls Colne, England, June 14, 1943.. Beaulieu, England, July 21, 1944.. Lessay, France, August 26, 1944.. Chartres, France, September 21, 1944.. Laon/Athies, France, October.. 13, 1944.. Denain/Prouvy, France, Feb 9, 1945.. Gablingen, Germany, May 15, 1945.. Landsberg, Germany, July 16, 1945.. Clastres, France, October - December 1945;.. Camp Myles Standish, MA, December 11, 1945.. Commanders:.. Col.. Herbert B.. Thatcher, September 1942.. Wilson R.. Wood, November 13, 1943.. Rollin M.. Winingham, February 14, 1945.. Lt.. George O.. Commenator, August 1945.. Campaigns:.. Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe.. Decorations:.. Distinguished Unit Citation: Belgium and Germany, 24-27 Dec.. 1944.. 42-107596 RJ-X Paper Dolly II a B-26C-45-MO leading a raid into Germany.. 323rd Bomb Group Statistics.. Flew 318 Missions or 11,424 Individual Sorties.. Dropped 15,067 Tons of Bombs.. 1st Mission:.. July 16th, 1943 - The Abbeville Marshaling Yards, France.. Last mission:.. April 25th, 1945 - The Erding Airdrome, German airport Me262 German jet fighters..

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  • Title: 323rd Bomb Group - Wolf HOWL-L-L Radio
    Descriptive info: WOLF HOWL-L-L RADIO.. Welcome to the newest feature of your website called WOLF HOWL-L-L Radio.. Every few months I will try and update this section with music, news and radio shows from WWII.. The majority of these recordings will come from transcriptions made by the AFRS, Armed Forces Radio Service, of original radio shows and news.. programs aired during WWII in the US.. AFRS would send these recordings on 16-inch vinyl discs overseas to the AFN, American Forces Network.. The AFN would then broadcast the recordings from both fixed transmitters at headquarter bases and mobile rigs in combat areas in all theaters of the war bringing a little bit of home to the GI s.. In order to give you a better feel for the technology of WWII, you will hear these recordings the same way the GI s heard them with all the crackle, pops, and gaps in transmission.. This is a far cry from today s digital clarity.. Our first selections come from the news front.. Sixty years ago, WWII came to an end with the surrender of Japan.. The radio clips below are a cross section of news broadcasts from August 1945.. They illustrate the anxiety in this country as it awaited the surrender of Japan and the high-spirited happiness when it was finally announced that the  ...   from the Mutual news room an announcement is made that Japan surrenders.. Follow up on the scene reports come from on top the United Artists Theatre in downtown Chicago, London, the rooftop of the Times Star building in Cincinnati, and the CBS newsroom in New York.. Click on the radio to Play.. (17:31 min 6.. 01mb).. NBC News Announces the End of the War.. From the NBC newsroom in New York, President Truman announces the acceptance of the Potsdam surrender terms.. (5:50 min 1.. 89 mb).. CBS World News Today.. with Robert Trout.. Sunday August 19, 1945.. The US Fleet is in Sagami Bay setting up arrangements for the surrender and occupation of Japan.. The 3rd Fleet is waiting to enter Tokyo harbor while its aircraft fly an air umbrella over Japan looking for POW camps.. Also reports on the new Atomic Energy and who will control it, Conditions in the Far East and Japan, the termination of Lend Lease with England and it affects, General De Gaul s visit to the US and the capture of Gen Yamashita.. (51:04 min 17.. 5mb).. WWII in Review.. A sound synopsis of WWII told in both news clips and music from the dark days of Pearl Harbor to the final victory over Japan.. Click on Radio to Play.. (1:18:30 min 71.. 9mb)..

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  • Title: 323rd Bomb Group 454th Bomb Squadron
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  • Title: 323rd Bomb Group 454th Bomb Squadron - Links Page
    Descriptive info: 323rd BG 454th BS Links.. B26.. COM.. B26 Marauder.. com.. B-26 Marauder Historical Society.. B-26 Marauder Nose Art.. B26 Tailgunner.. Bills's B-26 Marauder Page.. Earls Colne.. Flak-Bait.. Art Kramer's WWII Pictures.. Marauder Restored.. National WWII Memorial.. Ninth Air Force Association.. U.. S.. Army Air Forces.. USAF Museum B-26 Virtual Gallery.. Yahoo's B-26 Marauder Group.. 320th Bomb Group.. Where to See a B-26.. Air Force Museum.. Fantasy of Flight.. Musee de l'Air et de l'Espace.. National Air Space Museum.. B-26's Under Restoration.. Hill Aerospace Museum.. Maps Air Museum.. Unless History Lives in the Present It Has No Future.. The History Channel..

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  • Title: 323rd Bomb Group 454th Bomb Squadron - Association Officers
    Descriptive info: 323.. rd Bomb Group.. Current Officers.. President.. Brad Urey.. Vice President.. Dan Richey.. 2nd Vice President.. Howard Cross.. 3rd Vice President.. Scott McEachin.. Secretary/Treasurer.. George Cornett.. Squadron Historian.. Sergeant at Arms.. David Garvin..

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  • Title: 001
    Descriptive info: 323rd Bomb Group 454th Bomb Squadron.. Historian@323bg454bs.. org.. 40-1464, 40-1501 40-1459 crash-landed 90 miles SE of Watson Lake, BC Canada on 1/16/42 in a snowstorm on their way to the Aleutians in Alaska.. What was left of the wreckage was recovered in 1971.. 40-1464 - Fantasy of Flight Museum - Polk City, Florida.. 001.. jpg..

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  • Title: 001
    Descriptive info: 2003 Reunion - Tampa, Florida.. 454th Squadron Insignia Heirloom.. October 8th - 12th, 2003..

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