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
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...
Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | airplane mechanic
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:...
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...