Dedication of this Website
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This painting by Bill Phillips hangs at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. This Mark IXB Spitfire, based at 403 Squadron at Kenley-Middlesex
(an RAF base) recorded escorting this B-24 as it returned from Frankfurt, Germany in 1944 with one feathered engine and #1 trailing smoke. They made the channel and the White Cliffs of Dover.

The pilot was Mike Benarcik.

This website is dedicated to the men, women and families of the 453rd Bombardment Group Association. To help remember their lives and experiences. Not to keep alive the horrors and atrocities of War ... but, to acknowledge and honor these who helped write a dreadful chapter in the history of man on this earth. These who endured both physical and emotional pains to add their part to secure freedom for our future. I am especially grateful to the late Captain (uncle) Charley 'Moose' Allen for bringing waist gunner 'Mo' Morris home safely so that I, my brother and three sisters could exist!

I present this website as a testimony to these soldiers and families and to express to you the great joy it gives me to do this!

Lloyd Morris (Site Created 1997)