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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-24 #4129140 'Banger. ' Evaded.

  • Dean Aitken

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    B-24 'Do-Jim-Don' #42-94859 shot down by flak and fighter aircraft, crashed near Rennes 12 June 1944. Killed in Action (KIA)

  • 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

  • Arden Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Anderson was born in 1918 and grew up in the small town of Menasha, Wisconsin, where he graduated with honors from the local high school during the Great Depression. He enlisted in the Army at Chanute Field, Illinois, where he passed the Air Corps test...

  • 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

  • Paul Armentrout

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    44-45. 30 missions ETO 8th AF. Last 13 as lead crew -- lead 8th AF on Wesel low-level supply drop 24 March 1945. Return to States as a captain after VE Day. Assigned to reserve, discharged 7 February 1980 as LieutenantC.

  • 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

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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

  • 42-7944 Speed / Lil Jo

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-47D-1-RE 42-7944 [WR:P] "Speed / Lil Jo", was assigned to 355FG/354FS at Steeple Morden, UK. On 13 November 1943, the aircraft, piloted by LTC Thomas H. Hubbard, Group Headquarters, took off from Bungay and was despatched with other P-47s from the...

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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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