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391st Bomb Squadron

Squadron

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  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    Group
    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Mendlesham

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People

  • Bailey Adams

    Military | 34th Bomb Group

  • James Adams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-24 #42-94796. Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Edward Aikey

    Military | 34th Bomb Group

  • Patrick Aita

    Military | 34th Bomb Group

  • Eugene Albert

    Military | 34th Bomb Group

  • Herbert Alder

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 7 August 1944 in AC #4440323. 'Sunshine Rose'

  • Herbert Alder

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 34th Bomb Group

  • Frederick Aldridge

    Military | 34th Bomb Group

  • Alfred Allega

    Military | Master Sergeant | Crew chief | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 391BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: GC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Milton Andersen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot B-17G | 34th Bomb Group
    Not yet 19, Milton Andersen enlisted in the Air Corps in June 1942. He trained as a bomber pilot and was sent overseas, assigned to the 34th Bomb Group / 4th Bomb Squadron in England. After flying with the 4th Squadron on 3 missions on B-24 Liberators...

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Aircraft

  • 41-29542 Rough House Kate

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24H-15-CF Original overseas complement of 34th BG, Project Number 92537.

  • 42-94770

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-94861

    B-24 Liberator

  • 43-37864 Penny Jive

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30 May 1944; Long Beach 12 June 1944; Kearney 13 July 1944; Dow Field 3 August 1944; Assigned 391BS/34BG Mendlesham 4 August 1944. Among other pilots, 1st Lt Harold E. Dwyer flew on it on the 7 April 1945 mission. Returned to the USA...

  • 43-38059

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/6/44; Lincoln 14/7/44; Grenier 11/8/44; Assigned 391BS/34BG Mendlesham 12/7/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 30/11/44 with Capt Oscar Hanson, Co-pilot: Roy Kiern, Radio Operator: George Simpson, Ball turret gunner: Larry Layton (4...

  • 43-38257 Tyson's Tramps

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13 July 1944; Kearney 21 July 1944; Grenier 7 August 1944; Assigned 391BS/34BG Mendlesham 10 August 1944. Among other pilots, 1st Lt Harold E. Dwyer flew on it on the 7 May 1945 Chowhound mission to drop food to the Dutch population....

  • 43-38299 Roger's Dodgers

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18 July 1944; Kearney 27 July 1944; Grenier 10 August 1944; Assigned 391BS/34BG Mendlesham 16 August 1944. Lt Milton D. Andersen flew most of his 35 missions on # 43-38299. Among other pilots, 1st Lt Harold E. Dwyer flew on it on...

  • 43-38300

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/7/44; Kearney 27/7/44; Grenier 8/8/44; Assigned 391BS/34BG Mendlesham 10/8/44; Missing in Action Mannheim 19/10/44 with Chas Halbert, Co-pilot: Jack Ragland, Navigator: Tom Gribbook, tog-Jack Flarty, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 43-38343 The Big Gear

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23 July 1944; Hunter 4 August 1944; Dow Field 15 August 1944; Assigned 391BS/34BG Mendlesham 17 August 1944. Among other pilots, 1st Lt Harold E. Dwyer flew twice on it, first on the 1 May 1945 mission to drop food to the Dutch...

  • 43-38372 Rainbow

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27 July 1944; Lincoln 5 August 1944; Grenier 15 August 1944; Assigned 391BS/34BG Mendlesham 15 August 1944; transferred 96BG Snetterton 16 August 1944. Among other pilots, 1st Lt Harold E. Dwyer flew on it on the 19 April 1945...

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:23:19 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
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Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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