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44-6601

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 21/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 13/10/44; Missing in Action Heilbronn 20/1/45 with Cecil Belton (EVD- joined Dutch Resistance); Co-pilot: Andy Shanks, Navigator: Carl Chillberg, Bombardier: Claude Bogert, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Sylvester Salamone, Radio Operator: Tom Rogan, Ball turret gunner: Warren Neilsen, Waist gunner: Bill Monroe,Tail gunner: Melvin Williams (8 Killed in Action); flak KOd #2, crashed Midwoud, 30 miles N of Amsterdam, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 11796. LUCKY LADY.

Service

Units

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    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...

  • 728th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Cecil Belton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Went down 20 January 1945 in AC #446601. Spent 3 months in Dutch underground. Evaded.

  • Claude Bogert

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 January 1945 in AC #446601. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Carl Chillberg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 452nd Bomb Group

  • William Monroe

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Midwoud in B-17 44-6601

  • Warren Neilsen

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 20 January 1945 in AC #446601. PH

  • Thomas Rogan

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 20 January 1945 in AC #446601. PH

  • Sylvester Salamone

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed at Midwoud in B-17 #446601

  • Andrew Shanks

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed at Midwoud in B-17 #446601

  • Melvin Williams

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Midwoud in B-17 #446601

Places

  • Deopham Green

    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...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Hollland 20 January 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2018 18:08:17 Pete Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11796 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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