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"Back In England After Bombing Brunswick, Germany, These Flyers Of The 401St Bomb Group Return To A Comparatively Dull Form Of Transportation - The Jeep - On Their Way From Their Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" To The Interrogation Room. 30th January 1944."

L To R: Capt Rufus F Causey, Maj Julius Pickoff, Lt Col Ralph White (front seat), Maj James Egan, Col Harris E Rogner and Lt Col Carl Hinkle.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...


  • Rufus Causey

    Military | Captain
    "Major Arnold Kuenning and Capt Rufus Causey, navigator completed 18 missions to German-occupied territory. Inseparable on the ground and in the air, they typlify the spirit of teamwork destroying the Germans. Shot u"

  • James Egan

    Military | Major | Group Navigator

  • Carl Hinkle

    Military | Colonel | Squadron Commander
    Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF, Op's Officer. Took over command of 614BS when Major Eveland was shot down. Completed 25 x combat missions. Upon return after leave, became group Op's Officer for 351BG. Completed a further 6 x combat missions. ...

  • Julius Pickoff

    Military | Captain | Bombardier; Navigator / Group Navigator
    Group bombardier. 12 x missions.

  • Harris Rogner

    Military | Colonel | Original Deputy Commander
    Assigned to 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 457BG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • Ralph White

    Military | Colonel | Pilot, Commanding Officer
    On 5 Dec 1943 prior to a mission to Paris, an a/c unable to lift its heavy bombs in time, crashed into an unoccupied thatched roof of a house. There were no fatalities. Twenty minutes later, an explosion of bombs caused by flames from the engin ...


Date Contributor Update
08 May 2019 10:45:48 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations