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344th Bomb Group (M) AAF
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 27° 59.693 W 082° 00.734
17R E 400467 N 3097047
Quick Description: In front of the Lakeland Regional Airport.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 5/4/2014 1:43:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMKMZQ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
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Long Description:

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
Marker Number: 0

Date: October 5, 1993

County: Polk

Marker Type: Plaque

Sponsored or placed by: Members of the 344th Bomb Group Association

Website: Not listed

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