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IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

The insignia of the 731st Bomb Squadron, 452nd Bomb Group.

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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...

  • 731st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Carl Liles

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) 3 September 1944 in AC #42-38119. Crashed off Channel Islands Missing Air Crew Report #8609. Hit by Flak over Guernsey Island, #2 engine flames, Lost altitude, #2 engine fell, #3 prop feathered. Ditched with no explosion. No...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:35:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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