February 1 2015

World War II

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My ancestors and relatives served during WW II, the following articles are about them and their actions during that war.

22d Bomb Group

In February 1944 the 22nd was designated Bombardment Group (Heavy) and was assigned to fly B-24 Liberators,  the aircraft selected for use in the Pacific for its excellent long range capabilities.   The B-24 could fly farther and deliver a heavier bomb load faster than her sister heavy, the much ...
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Samuel Arthur Haile Military Service

Arthur served in the US Army during World War II.  He was a B-24 gunner assigned to the 22nd Bomb Group, 5th Air Force in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. This is an image of the medals my father-in-law, Arthur Haile would have been authorized to wear after he returned from WWII ...
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Raymond C. Martin

B-24 Pilot, 826th Squadron, 484th Bomb Group, 49th Bomb Wing, 15th AF, Torreta, Italy. Flew 25 missions including Polesti oilfields (5/31/1944), awarded DFC. The 484th Bombardment Group (H) was trained in Harvard, Nebraska in 1943 with B-24s and deployed to Italy in March 1944.  Thegroup arrived in Cerignola, Italy where the ...
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95th Infantry Division

"Victory Division" The division insignia consists of a monogrammatic red "9" and a white Roman "V" on a blue background. The roman "V" signifies the division nickname, "Victory Division", and the Arabic "9" and Roman "V" represent the division's number. The red, white, and blue colors parallel the colors of ...
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Thomas Hoyle Martin

My father Thomas Hoyle Martin served with the 95th Infantry Division as a machine gunner in C Company, 1 Battalion, 377th Infantry Regiment during WWII. He joined the unit prior to deployment overseas and remained with them until their return to the US. His first combat experience was during the  ...
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484th Bombardment Group

History Constituted as 484th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 14 Sep 1943 and activated on 20 Sep. Trained for combat with B-24's. Moved to Italy, Mar-Apr 1944. Assigned to Fifteenth AF. Redesignated 484th Bombardment Group (Pathfinder) in May 1944 but did not perform pathfinder functions. Redesignated 484th Bombardment Group (Heavy) in ...
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15th Air Force, USAAF

Constituted as Fifteenth AF on 30 Oct 1943. Activated in the Mediterranean theater on 1 Nov 1943. Began operations on 2 Nov and engaged primarily in strategic bombardment of targets in Italy, France, Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary, and the Balkans until the end of the war. Inactivated in Italy ...
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Infantry Machine Gunner

The basic weapon of the US Army has always been the individual infantry soldier with his rifle. He is the ultimate weapon. He meets the enemy eye-to-eye, defeats him on the battlefield, and occupies terrain. The structure of the entire US Armed Forces is designed to support this man in ...
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Operation Casanova

The bridgehead at Uckange - Operation Casanova Date : From 8 To 14 November 1944 Location of the action : Uckange, France Unit in the area : 1st Battalion, 377th Inf. Regiment Above : 1/377th crossing at Uckange was made in boats like this one; it's a training shot of ...
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Battle for Metz

Attacks by the 377th and 378th On 15 November the 377th and 378th, each minus on infantry battalion attached to Task Force Bacon on the east side of the river, started a co-ordinated maneuver, the 378th leading off with a flanking attack on the Canrobert line and the Feves ridge.  ...
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Clellan Martin
Attended aircraft gunnery school and flight training, awarded pilot rating, war ended prior to deployment overseas

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