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Colonel James R Luper was assigned B17 sn. 42-38113, Rene III, 749 Squadron, 457th Bomb Group (H), 8th Air Command (named after his third wife) upon his arrival at Glatton.

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  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

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  • James Luper

    Military | Colonel | Pilot; Co-Pilot
    Shot down 7 October 1944 in B-17 #44-8046. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Aircraft

  • 42-38113 Rene III

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/12/43; Gr Island 29/12/43; Presque Is 21/1/44; Assigned 749BS/457BG [A] Glatton 23/1/44; then 750BS [R]; Missing in Action [105m] Rheine 21/3/44 with Craig Creason, Ralph Gray, Rudi Haumann, Tom Madigan, Blair Arsenault, Ralph...

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Date Contributor Update
06 August 2020 11:21:55 Davidtags Militaria Changes to caption, person associations and place associations
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Davidtags Militaria

Date Contributor Update
10 November 2015 01:54:27 mseeber99 Created entry with collection, caption and aircraft associations
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457th Bomb Group Association Web Site

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