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Reported destroyed on the ground by German bombers at Poltava, Ukraine the night of June 21-22, 1944.

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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...

Aircraft

  • 43-37558

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/4/44; Kearney 10/5/44; Grenier 25/5/44; Assigned 729BS/452BG [M3- ] Deopham Green 28/5/44; destroyed by enemy aircraft at Poltava with Tom Simpson 21/6/44; Salvaged 2/7/44.

Missions

  • 428

    21 June 1944
    Ruhland, Germany - The target, south of Berlin, bombed by 114 fortresses with an escort of 70 Mustangs went off as planned but not before the Germans destroyed 43 B-17's and damaged 26. Landed in Russia.

Locations

  • 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...

  • Poltava

    Military site : airfield

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 June 2015 15:46:04 Pete Changes to place associations
Sources

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

Date Contributor Update
26 June 2015 15:46:02 Pete Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

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