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Arthur J O'Hearn, Richard A Lech and personnel of the 452nd Bomb Group with a B-17 Flying Fortress at Deopham Green.

Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Photo taken at air station 142 Deopham Green, England.'



  • 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...

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  • 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
13 November 2014 12:26:38 Memory Book Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations

Image courtesy of Arthur O'Hearn