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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

  • 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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