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Bungay

Military site : airfield

From late November 1943, the three bases of Bungay, Seething and Hardwick were the stations of the 20th Combat Wing of the Eighth Air Force. The base had previously housed individual squadrons of the 310th Bomb Group (Twelfth Air Force) and of the 93rd Bomb Group (its other squadrons operating out of Hardwick) but the 446th was the first full group to be based there. They would stay beyond the end of war in Europe and the crews' commitment to the base came through in their nickname of 'Bungay Buckeroos'.

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Service

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People

  • Joseph Adams

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on the return from a mission to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt on 4 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-7542 'Black Widow'. Plane crashed SE of Albert, FR. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Clayton Addy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 May 1944 in B-17 #4129140 'Banger. ' Evaded.

  • Seymour Alexander

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 446th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down and crashed near Denklingen on 7/11/44 in B-24 'Dissipated Duck' #4294994 POW

  • Robert Andrews

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 May 1944 in B-17 #4129140 'Banger. ' Evaded.

  • John Apetz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 446th Bomb Group

  • Emmett Bagwell

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed when plane ran off the runway and burst into flames killing all on board plus two RAF servicemen. Killed in Action (KIA) in #4250306

  • Darrell Bailey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 446th Bomb Group

  • Calvin Ballard

    Military | Captain | Bombardier | 446th Bomb Group
    Captain Calvin Ballard served as Nose Turret Gunner on board B-24 #42-100315 "Quivering Box" of 446th Bomb Group / 705th Bomb Squadron on the 21 July 1944 mission to Munich, Germany. The Liberator was hit by Flak on return from the mission and Calvin...

  • John Barry

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    August 1944 to February 1945 ...

  • Howard Bedford

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Amrun Island in B-24 Happy Go Lucky #4252772

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Aircraft

  • 41-29124 Connie

    B-24 Liberator
    Damaged by AAA on mission to Genshagen/Marienfelde, Germany 21 June 1944 and crashed at Hoofddorp. MACR 6159.

  • 41-29137 Dry Run

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29140 Banger

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29177 Ginger

    B-24 Liberator
    Hit by by AA over Ludwigshafen, Germany 26 August 1944, MACR 8471, managed to stay airborne until Saarbrücken, Germany where after coming under further AA fire, was abandoned by its crew and crashed near Schoeneck, France. The SS executed four of the...

  • 42-100315 Quivering Box

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24J "Quivering Box of 446th Bomb Group / 705th Bomb Squadron was hit by Flak on return from the 21 July 1944 mission to Munich, Germany. One engine caught fire imediately and another stopped. According to a statement in the Missing Air Crew Report ...

  • 42-50735 Queen of Angels

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-51213

    B-24 Liberator
    Mechanical failure and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44. Crew interned.

  • 42-7620 The Princess

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-94994

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed near Denklingen, Ger. MACR 6739

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / Roger Freeman, Airfields of the Eighth Then And Now (London, 1978)

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