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344th Bomb Group (M) AAF



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Location: Lakeland Regional Airport, Lakeland, FL
County: Polk
Coordinates: N 27° 59.693    W 082° 00.734
  27.99488333    -82.01223333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMKMZQ
 



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344th Bomb Group (M) AAF
1942-1945
England-France-Belgium-Germany


B-26 Martin Marauder "Silver Streaks"

Dedicated to the memory of the 344th Bombardment Group (Medium) AAF "Silver Streaks" and its members who died with honor.

Presented on 5 October, 1993 by members of the 344th Bomb Group Association, assigned "Drane Filed", Lakeland, Fl, December 1942-January 1944.

The 344th Bomb Group led the Ninth Air Force into action on D-Day, striking gun placements on Cherbourg Peninsula, just 21 minutes ahead of landing craft.

Presidential unit citation dated 31 August, 1945 for actions 24-26 July, 1944

Members of the 344th Bomb Group Association