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Connections

Units

  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 453rd Sub-Depot
  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

People

  • Frank Adimando

    Military | Navigator

  • Antolin Algorri

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator
    As 1st Lieutenant, "Al" Algorri served as Navigator on B-17 I'ce Cold Katie', completing 35 missions from June to December 1944. After the war, he went on to serve in Korea and Vietnam, moving up to a rank of Lt Colonel.

  • Herman Allshouse

    Military | Gunner

  • Ralph Andrews

    Military | Co-Pilot

  • Marvin Anitzberger

    Military | Radio Operator

  • Harvey Atkins

    Military | Gunner

  • G Ballard

    Military | Gunner
    This could possibly be Eugene L Ballard, from the 333rd Bomb Squadron. He was not on the original 97268 crew.

  • Dorac Banta

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Maurice Bethke

    Military | Gunner

  • Walter Brooks

    Military | Sergeant | Control Tower Operator
    According to the plaque at the Rougham Control Tower memorial, Sgt Walter R "Bud"Brooks was the Control Tower Operator from 1943 to 1945. "Call sign Chairleg welcomed the B17s back home to Rougham."

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Aircraft

  • 42-107180 Lucky Rebel/Eagle's Wrath

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 15/3/44; Kearney 29/3/44; Dow Fd 6/4/44; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-K] Rougham 11/4/44 LUCKY REBEL; Salvaged 9AF German 29/12/45. THE EAGLE'S WRATH.

  • 42-31788 Janey, Janie Gal

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/12/43; Kearney 26/1/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG Rougham 8/2/44; force landed continent 10/11/44, Salvaged 18/11/44. JANIE GAL.

  • 42-37846 Lucky 13

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 20/9/43; Gr Island 6/10/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-S] Rougham 9/10/43; sal 2/6/45. LUCKY 13.

  • 42-38007 Hello Mr Maier

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/11/43; Gr Island 3/12/43; Presque Is 14/12/43; Nutts Corner N.I., 20/12/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-Q] Rougham 21/12/43; Missing in Action Munich 31/7/44 with John Ellis, Co-pilot: Ralph Campbell, Navigator: George Cross,...

  • 42-97082 Mission Mistress

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/1/44; Gr Island 20/2/44; Presque is 12/3/44; Assigned 333BS/94BG Rougham 16/3/44; 410BS; crashed on take off for Kaiserlauten 6/1/45 with Jack Collins, Navigator: Gordon Henry, tog-Clinton Hallman, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-97268 Million Dollar Baby

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Accepted 12/2/44; Delivered Cheyenne 18/2/44; Dalhart AAF 1/3/44; Grenier Fd 2/4/44; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-Z] Rougham 22/4/44; Ret US Bradley 4/8/45; 4185 BU Independence 30/11/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-38183 Ice Cold Katie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/7/44; Kearney 14/7/44; Grenier 20/7/44; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-J] Rougham 22/7/44; transferred 379BG Kimbolton 23/7/44; 457BG Glatton 24/4/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 1/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 11/7/45;...

  • 43-38560 Stormy Weather

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/8/44; Lincoln 6/9/44; Grenier 18/9/44; slated Soxo; Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 27/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 20/12/45.

Locations

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 April 2015 16:18:53 usxpat Created entry with caption and unit associations
Sources

http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/
Photo taken 21 August 2013, Gary Atkins

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