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Barksdale AFB in Bossier Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

344th Bomb Group (M) AAF Memorial

 
 
344th Bomb Group (M) AAF Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 27, 2017
1. 344th Bomb Group (M) AAF Memorial Marker
Inscription.
1942 - 1945
England - France
Belgium - Germany

B-26 Martin Maruader
"Silver Streaks"


Dedicated to the memory of the young
men that trained at Barksdale and went
on to serve with the 344th Bomb Group (M)
in World War II.

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

Presidential Unit Citation
date 31 August, 1945
for actions 24-26 July 1944

 
Erected 1994 by the 344th Bomb Group Association.
 
Location. 32° 30.717′ N, 93° 40.899′ W. Marker is in Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, in Bossier Parish. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Shreveport Road and Lindbergh Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 88 Shreveport Road, Barksdale AFB LA 71110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dedicated to the 44th Bomb Group (H) (a few steps from this marker); 486th Bombardment Group (H) Memorial (a few steps from this marker); "Hell's Angels" (within shouting distance of this marker); Berlin Airlift Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 34th Bomb Group Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General Lewis Elton Lyle
344th Bomb Group (M) AAF Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 27, 2017
2. 344th Bomb Group (M) AAF Memorial
(within shouting distance of this marker); 1999 Omar N. Bradley Spirit of Independence Award (within shouting distance of this marker); General Ira C. Eaker (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barksdale AFB.
 
More about this marker. Located at the Barksdale Air Force Base Global Power Museum, is open seven days a week from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. and is free to the public. Access is at the Northgate Road base entrance. A Government issued ID, (Drivers License, Passport etc.) is required to gain entry at the gate entrance.
 
Regarding 344th Bomb Group (M) AAF Memorial. The (M) in the title and text denotes 'Medium' bomber as opposed to (H) for 'Heavy' bomber. AAF in the title denotes Army Air Forces.
 
Also see . . .  History of the 344th Bomb Group "Silver Streaks'. (Submitted on November 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World II
 
344th Bomb Group (M) AAF Memorial (rear). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 27, 2017
3. 344th Bomb Group (M) AAF Memorial (rear).
A U.S. Army Air Forces Martin B-26B-55-MA Marauder image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
4. A U.S. Army Air Forces Martin B-26B-55-MA Marauder
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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