Delivered Cheyenne 25/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned 731BS/452BG [7D-P] Deopham Green 5/1/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 28/9/44 with Larry Downey, Co-pilot: Chas Gilette, Navigator: Ed O’Neill, Bombardier: Jack Short, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Stan Monikitas, Radio Operator: Ray Cremson, Ball turret gunner: Bill Vidulich, Waist gunner: Cliff Haas,Tail gunner: Bob Scott (9 Returned to Duty); flak KO’d #2, force landed Brussels Afd, Bel; Salvaged 14/11/44. SNAKES EYES.
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 | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Top turret gunner/ flight engineer | 452nd Bomb 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...
Not yet known