Skip to main content

B-17G-45-BO #42-97345 "Ramblin' Wreck" Code: -E
452nd BG - 728th BS
Survived the war. Returned to the U.S.



  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb 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


  • 42-97345 Ramblin' Wreck

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/2/44; Rapid City 9/3/44; Grenier 13/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 22/4/44; no ops, transferred 728BS/452BS Deopham Green 3/5/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 5/7/45; Reconstruction...


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
03 June 2015 03:23:05 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Chris Brassfield