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Destroyed B-17s litter the field at Poltava, Ukraine after an unopposed German air strike 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...

  • 96th Bomb Group

    96th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-102499

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG [9Z-Q] Deopham Green 5/4/44; destroyed by enemy aircraft at Poltava with Elias Harris, 21/6/44; Salvaged 2/7/44.

  • 42-102514

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/3/44; Gr Island 30/3/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 729BS/452BG [M3- ] Deopham Green 11/4/44; destroyed by enemy aircraft at Poltava, with Jim Nelson Rus 21/6/44; Salvaged 2/7/44.

  • 42-102587

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/3/44; Hunter 9/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG [9Z- ] Deopham Green 30/4/44; destroyed by enemy aircraft at Poltava with Albert Oswalt 21/6/44; Salvaged 2/7/44.

  • 42-102622 Borrowed Time

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/3/44; Hunter 9/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG [9Z- ] Deopham Green 1/5/44; destroyed by enemy aircraft at Poltava with Edward Armm 21/6/44; Salvaged 2/7/44. Borrowed Time: The ball turret gunner on this plane, John F....

  • 42-102650

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/3/44; Gr Island 12/4/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 731BS/452BG [7D- ] Deopham Green 30/4/44; destroyed by enemy aircraft at Poltava with Don Hattrem 21/6/44; Salvaged 2/7/44.

  • 42-102665

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/3/44; Hunter 19/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 730BS/452BG [6K-A+] Deopham Green 1/5/44; destroyed by enemy aircraft at Poltava with Lt Kirke 21/6/44; Salvaged 16/7/44.

  • 42-102691

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG [9Z- ] Deopham Green 3/5/44; damaged by enemy aircraft at Poltava with Joe Antol 21/6/44; repaired & re-ass 15AF Italy 29/9/44; Assigned 346BS/99BG Tortorella 11/12/44;...

  • 42-102963

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/4/44; Kearney 7/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned 729BS/452BG [M3- ] Deopham Green 23/5/44; destroyed by enemy aircraft at Poltava with Tom Mowry 21/6/44; Salvaged 2/7/44.

  • 42-107049

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 6/2/44; Dow Fd 18/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 1/5/44; no ops, transferred 728BS/452BG [9Z- ] Deopham Green 30/4/44; destroyed by enemy aircraft at Poltava with Larry Mills 21/6/44; Salvaged 2/7/44.

  • 42-107093

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 18/2/44; Rapid City 6/3/44; Dow Fd 18/4/44; Assigned 602BS/398BG [K8-C] Nuthampstead 1/5/44; no ops, transferred 452BG Deopham Green 3/5/44; destroyed by enemy aircraft at Poltava with Lt Reynolds 21/6/44; Salvaged 2/7/44.

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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.

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Date Contributor Update
26 June 2015 16:23:14 Pete Changes to place associations
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452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

Date Contributor Update
26 June 2015 16:23:10 Pete Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

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