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Henry Edward Haines

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Henry (Hank) E. Haines, born in Allentown, PA. Graduate of University of Iowa. B-17 Pilot. The plane, Lady Be Good, was one of the few planes to survive the attack on Poltava intact. Flew back to England via North Africa & Spain. Died in 1996 from lung cancer.

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People

  • Louis Graber

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    INT Damaged by flak and landed in Sweden on 8/6/44 in B-17 #4232087

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...

Aircraft

  • 41-24386 Queen Bee 17

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 353BS/301BG Westover 7/42; Chelveston 9/8/42; Tafaraoui 26/11/42; Maison Blanche 5/12/42; Biskra 16/12/42; battle damaged La Goulette, Tun 20m 2/1/43, with Frank Evans, left at base when group moved on to Ain M'Lila. 17/1/43. QUEEN BEE-17.

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...

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24 June 2019 19:52:25 pathainesains Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
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