Wayne Dupre in WWII... B-26 Pilot


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Wayne - B-26 Pilot


Jack - Merchant Marines
Don - Americal Division
Elmer Jr. - Navy Destroyer
Sam - Army Tank
Wayne - B-26 Pilot


Dupre, Wayne T. Capt. 

The Crew of the 322nd Bomb Group, 452nd Bomb Squad

Left to Right: Lt. Elder (Bombardier-Navigator), Lt. McCulloch (Co-Pilot), (Then) Lt. Dupre (Pilot), S/Sgt. Richens (Armor- Gunner), Cpl. Guval (Radioman- Gunner), Cpl. Nielkula (Engineer- Gunner)

9th AAF, 322nd Bomb Group, 452 Bomb Squadron

Presidential Unit Citation Distinguished Flying Cross Air Medal (7-9) European, African, Middle Eastern Campaign medal (5) World War II Victory Medal

Entry of Active Duty: 3 Nov 1943

Military Occupational Specialty: Pilot Martin B-26 Marauder (medium)

Battles and Campaigns: Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe, Ardennes.

Decorations: EAME Theater Ribbon with 5 Bronze Stars (or 1 Silver Star), Air Medal with 8 Oak Leaf Clusters (also stated as 7 or  9), Presidential Unit Citation (Distinguished Unit Citation), Distinguished Flying Cross.

Missions: 55

Date of relief from Active Duty: 7 Nov 1945, Honorable

See a copy of Wayne Dupre's flight log here.

The Plane
Martin B-26 Marauder

Nose Art from "The Old Vet"

"The Old Vet" over France.

The Crew

Lt. (Later Capt.) Dupre - Pilot

Lt. McCulloch - Co-Pilot

Lt. Elder - Bombardier- Navigator

S/Sgt. Richens - Armor-Gunner

Cpl. Guval - Radioman - Gunner

Cpl. Nielkula - Engineer - Gunner

The Insignia

AAF 9th Patch

322nd Bomb Group Patch

452nd Bomb Squad Patch



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