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Rougham Control Tower Museum

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Control tower dedicated to the memory of the 94th and 322nd Bomb Groups. Memorial plaques surround the main memorial, which is topped by the propeller of B17 "Hello Mr Maier," fished out of the north sea.

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People

  • Frank Adimando

    Military | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group

  • Adolph Aguilar

    Military | Bomber | 94th Bomb Group

  • Antolin Algorri

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    As 1st Lieutenant, "Al" Algorri served as Navigator on B17 Ice Cold Katie, completing 35 missions from June to December 1944. After the war, he went on to serve in Korea and Vietnam, moving up to a rank of Lt Colonel.

  • Ralph Allen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner, Waist Gunner, Assistant Engineer | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Brunswick on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-29961 'Passionate Witch.' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Herman Allshouse

    Military | Gunner | 94th Bomb Group

  • Ralph Andrews

    Military | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group

  • Harvey Atkins

    Military | Gunner | 94th Bomb Group

  • Vincent Bahl

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 333BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Re-enlisted in USAF, serving in Korean conflict.

  • G Ballard

    Military | Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    This could possibly be Eugene L Ballard, from the 333rd Bomb Squadron. He was not on the original 97268 crew.

  • Dorac Banta

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-102616 Spirit of Valley Forge/The Spirit/616

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Built in March of 1944 at the Vega Aircraft Plant in Southern California. Wright-Cyclone engines made by Studebaker, Sperry gyros made by Jack and Heintz and .50 calibre machine guns cartridges made by Revlon. The Burns crew made 35 round trips without...

  • 42-107180 Lucky Rebel/Eagle's Wrath

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 15/3/44; Kearney 29/3/44; Dow Fd 6/4/44; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-K] Rougham 11/4/44 LUCKY REBEL; Salvaged 9AF German 29/12/45. THE EAGLE'S WRATH.

  • 42-29961 Passionate Witch

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/43; Casper 28/3/43; Smoky Hill 16/4/43; Tinker 6/5/43; Lincoln 17/5/43; Dow Fd 24/5/43; Assigned 333BS/94BG [QE-V] Earls Colne 29/5/43; Rougham 13/6/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 11/1/44 with Steve Butler (KIA-bailed out too...

  • 42-31252 Sweaty Betty

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/10/43; Gr Island 17/10/43; Wilmington 24/10/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-N] Rougham 30/10/43; Missing in Action Berlin 24/5/44 with Rich Whorton, crew ? (10 Returned to Duty); flak, ditched North Sea, crew rescued. SWEATY BETTY.

  • 42-31788 Janey

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/12/43; Kearney 26/1/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG Rougham 8/2/44; force landed continent 10/11/44, Salvaged 18/11/44. JANIE GAL.

  • 42-37846 Lucky 13

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 20/9/43; Gr Island 6/10/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-S] Rougham 9/10/43; sal 2/6/45. LUCKY 13.

  • 42-38007 Hello Mr Maier

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/11/43; Gr Island 3/12/43; Presque Is 14/12/43; Nutts Corner N.I., 20/12/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-Q] Rougham 21/12/43; Missing in Action Munich 31/7/44 with John Ellis, Co-pilot: Ralph Campbell, Navigator: George Cross,...

  • 42-38169 Nobody's Fool

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/1/44; Kearney 14/1/44; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-B] Rougham 5/2/44; then 410BG [GL-B]; Missing in Action Berlin 4/3/44 with Delmar Pollack, Radio Operator: Gerald Silver, Ball turret gunner: Bill Grocke, Waist gunner: Bill Irwin,Tail...

  • 42-39833 Shackeroo II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 14/9/43; Gr Island 3/10/43; Scott 22/10/43; Assigned 333BS/94BG [TS-E] Rougham 27/10/43; taxi accident with Alfred Kovac 27/2/45; retUS Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/10/45; Reconstruction Finance...

  • 42-5801 'Flak Happy'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 10/2/43; Salina 27/2/43; Smoky Hill 31/3/43; Presque Is 14/4/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG Earls Colne 22/4/43; 333BS Rougham 13/6/43; transferred 327BS/92BG [UX-J] Alconbury 28/7/43; Missing in Action Bochum (T/O), Ger 12/8/43 with Paul...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 April 2015 16:37:39 usxpat Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, history and media associations
Sources

http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/
http://airforce.togetherweserved.com/usaf/voices/2013/66/Sheil_voices.html

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