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320th Bomb Group related sites

 


William H. Lankford tribute page

William H. "Bill" Lankford served as a pilot with the 441st Bombardment Squadron. Bill survived four B-26 crashes and on this site created by his son, also named Bill, is a nice description of the crash involving "Lady Eve". On that day Bill set the record for flying a B-26 on a single engine - 2 1/2 hours and a distance of 350 miles!

Tribute Page to Oscar Nixon Sheppard, Jr.
Oscar Nixon Sheppard, Jr. served with the 444th Bomb Squadron of the 320th B.G. This page was created by Joseph Sheppard as a tribute to his father. 

Robert E. Seiley Web Page
Not only has Joe Seiley been a major contributor to the 320th BG website, but also has developed this site in memory of his father, Robert E. Seiley (443).If you are a B-26 or 320th BG aficionado you will want to take a look at Joe's site. It is very nicely done. He has links as well as helpful tips for those wanting to do their own research as well. Joe most recently placed photographs on his site from the 2003 320th Reunion. Check it out!

Walter "Pete" Wright's WWII Photo page
Jeff Glaze made this site in honor of his great uncle, Walter "Pete" Wright (442). There are many interesting photos from Pete's time with the 320th while in North Africa. Jeff also has allowed placement of these photos on the "Remembrance" pages of this site.

 


Useful sites for those wanting to do further research on their own

 

Air Force Historical Research Agency

U.S. National Archives & Records Administration

Air Force History Support Office

Army Air Force.com
A fine Army Air Corps forum website .

Aviation Archeological Investigation & Research
This site has an easily searchable database for Accident Reports, Missing Air Crew Reports (MACR), as well as the capability to search the MACRs by crew members.

European WWII Map Coordinate Translator & Information
Have you ever wondered what all the map coordinates on 320th documents represent? This website explains the "Modified British System" used by the Allies in WWII. In addition, there is an interactive translator that will convert the coordinates into latitude/longitude. Many of the Mission Summaries for the 320th B.G. contain the British system coordinates and this site will help you locate the target locations.


Other B-26 Unit Websites

 

17th Bombardment Group

22nd Bombardment Group

319th Bombardment Group

323rd Bombardment Group

391st Bombardment Group

 


B-26 Related Sites

 

Martin B-26 Marauder Group
This Yahoo Group contains a popular forum moderated by some of the most avid and knowledgeable B-26 aficionados. Not only is there a popular forum, but also a variety of B-26 data files and photographs. If you have a question or have some information you would like to provide, this is a great place to start.

B-26 Marauder Historical Society

Pima Air and Space Museum

B-26 Marauder Film Clip Archive

Martin B-26 History by Joe Baugher

University of Akron, B-26 Marauder Archive

B-26 Marauder Names and Numbers

B26Marauder.com
 


Other Sites

 

Mark Styling, Aviation Illustrator and Artist
Mark Styling is one of the foremost aviation illustrators. His artwork is known worldwide. Based on photographs we have been able to provide and his own research, Mark has been able to produce a variety of 320th B.G. aircraft profiles. Signed prints are available. The prints are of archival quality and of museum standards. It just doesn't get any better than this!

Flight Journal
This is one of the finer journals regarding aviation, both historical and contemporary. Pay a visit and take a step into the past and also see the latest this journal of aviation adventure has to offer.

ACME Depot
The best A-2 Jacket site out there. If you are looking to learn about the A-2 Jacket and reproductions look no further. 

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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