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Melvin S Jenner

Military

25 missions in B-17, February to June 1944; 15 missions in A-20, January 1943 to February 1944. Flew on Lady Satan

Air Medal w/ 10 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

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

  • 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...

  • 728th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97175 Lady Satan

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/2/44; Hunter 24/2/44; Presque Is 13/3/44; Slated 447BG, Assigned 728BS/452BG [9Z-?] Deopham Green 14/3/44; on Cologne mission Radio Operator: Alf Battaling (Killed in Action) 5/1/44; Missing in Action 85m Strasbourg 6/2/45 with Jim...

Associated Place

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born North Oak 13 November 1922

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 May 2018 17:07:30 Al_Skiff Changes to awards, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/49501609

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self

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