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Donald O Abker



Units served with

  • 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...

  • 729th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31366

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 3/1/44; Missing in Action Kaltenkirchen 7/4/45 with Dave Owens, Co-pilot: Jim Smouse, Navigator: Gene Ahrens, Bombardier: John Kennedy, Flight engineer/top turret...

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...


Event Location Date
first mission 19 June 1944
last mission 18 October 1944


Date Contributor Update
10 December 2016 21:01:41 keatinglyn Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations

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