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Ground crew personnel for 731st squadron.
The aircraft, Grade 'A' was not suitable for combat, but was used for 'milk runs' (buying whisky) Note the milk cans, rather than bombs, to tally missions.
Fourth man from the left in the front row is George H. Keating.
Man in the back row on the far right is Donald Eastwood



  • 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...

  • 731st Bomb Squadron


  • Donald Eastwood

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | airplane mechanic

  • George Keating

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew Chief; Airplane Maintenance Technician; Instructor, Airplane Maintenance
    Received a bronze star from 3rd AD for for his outstanding performance of his duties in aircraft maintenance in 76 bombardment opertions against the enemy which resulted in no plane being forced to return because of mechanical failures. Campaigns:...


  • 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
06 December 2016 23:38:32 keatinglyn Changes to collection

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Date Contributor Update
03 December 2016 06:57:24 keatinglyn Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

this photo is from George H Keating's private collection