Delivered Cheyenne 10/2/44; Kearney 4/3/44; Presque Is 11/3/44; Assigned 748BS/457BG Glatton 31/3/44; detailed mission with Owen Coffman, Co-pilot: Stewart Barnes, Navigator: Joe Paddock, Bombardier: Lowell Baker, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Roy Logan, Ball turret gunner: Jim Hilty, Waist gunner: Don Moore (7 Killed in Action); Radio Operator: Lloyd Larson, Waist gunner: Morris Walker,Tail gunner: John Medica (3 Returned to Duty); after caught in prop wash in clouds crashed Park Farm, Hoxne, Sfk. 21/4/44. Salvaged 23/4/45.
The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...
Military site : airfield
Deopham Green was another air base constructed after America's entry into the war to Class A standards for use by the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. When the 452nd Bomb Group arrived in January 1943 they found a main runway of 2,000 yards, two...
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