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Alvin Dan Dalke

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


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

  • 14th Combat Bomb Wing
  • 95th Combat Bomb Wing
  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 854th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Metfield

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Metfield had three concrete runways, 39 pan plus 15 loop hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied by the 353rd Fighter Group, equipped with P-47s, from August 1943 to...

  • North Pickenham

    Military site : airfield
    Built comparatively late during 1943-44 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, North Pickenham was rather cramped as an airfield site so the main runway was shorter than typical. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...

  • 491st Memorial, Metfield

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  • North Pickenham Memorial

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12 May 2020 03:52:17 gregdalke Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, unit associations and place associations
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I am the second of four sons to US Air Force Major Alvin Dan Dalke, retired (but now deceased), who served in World War II with the 8th Air Force. At the time, he begin as 2nd Lt Dalke, co-pilot on "Back To The Sack", B-24J serial number 44-40249, tail letter "Q", attached to the 854th Bomb Squadron at Metfield Air Field and at North Pickenham Air Field. He served from May 1944 to February 1945.

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