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Walter S Chochrek

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 730th Bomb Squadron

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 Massachusetts, USA 1922
Enlisted Massachusetts, USA 24 October 1940

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 February 2015 10:58:54 rossingtonj Changes to place associations
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

Date Contributor Update
12 February 2015 10:46:02 rossingtonj Changes to role
Sources

Caption on FRE1808.

Date Contributor Update
05 January 2015 16:30:15 rossingtonj Changes to service number, events and media associations
Sources

For full enlistment record see: http://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=7&tf=F&q=choch...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

1999 Unit Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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