The Bloody 500

 
 

The 500th Bomb Squadron of the 345th Bomb Group or "The Bloody 500" earned its dubious nickname with its high loss rate. But it was through their sacrifice that they also earned one of the best combat records. Lt. Col. Don "Buzz" Wagner recalls flying his B-25 over the tree tops of enemy territory and blasting his way to Victory with his aircraft's unmatched arsenal of weapons.