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4th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

Structure

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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

Connections

People

  • Leonard Adringola

    Military | 34th Bomb Group

  • Frederick Aldridge

    Military | 34th Bomb Group

  • Charles Alling

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    Flew on B-17 'Miss Prudy' 27 missions DFC/ AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Joseph Altamore

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Joseph Altamore served with the 34th Bomb Group as a bombardier. He was shot down on 24 August 1944 in B-24 #4294780, nicknamed 'Smitty'. He was Killed in Action (KIA). AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • 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...

  • John Andringa

    Military | 34th Bomb Group

  • Chester Antkowiak

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew chief | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: GC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Denton Armstrong

    Military | 34th Bomb Group

  • David Ashley

    Military | 34th Bomb Group

  • Vernon Atwater

    Military | 34th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-94780

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-94815 Hell's Belle

    B-24 Liberator
    Project No. 92537. 34th BG overseas movement.

  • 43-38280 Missbehavin Raven

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/7/44; Kearney 26/7/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 4BS/34BG Mendlesham 12/8/44; mia ? with R. Martin, Co-pilot: Ferlich, Navigator: George Webster, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Fleming, Radio Operator: Desjardines, Ball turret...

  • 43-38292

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/7/44; Hunter 26/7/44; Dow Fd 7/8/44; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-D] Snetterton 7/8/44; transferred 4BS/34BG Mendlesham 8/8/44; Missing in Action Bad Kreuznach, Ger 2/1/45 with Roger Hoffman, Co-pilot: Warren Johnson, Navigator: Dick...

  • 43-38403

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/7/44; Kearney 9/8/44; Grenier 16/8/44; Assigned 4BS/34BG Mendlesham 23/8/44; in base landing accident with Herbert Vick 24/12/44; battle damaged Berlin 26/2/45 with Floyd Peede, Co-pilot: Tom Easterling, Navigator: Fred Edelstein,...

  • 44-40443 'Jerks Beserk'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Kiel, Germany 24-Aug-44; Hit by flak in #1 engine and wing, causing a fuel leak. Engineer reckoned 3 minutes of fuel remaining. 9 crew members baled out. The command pilot decided to fly on until...

  • 44-8140

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 16/6/44; Langley 22/7/44; Dow Fd 12/8/44; Assigned 490BG Debach 18/8/44; transferred 4BS/34BG Mendlesham 19/8/44; Missing in Action Berlin 5/12/44 with Capt Don Kermode (Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Martin Meadows, Navigator: Bill Wood,...

  • 44-8185

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 5/7/44; Langley 31/7/44; Dow Fd 21/8/44; Assigned PFF 4BS/34BG [Q6-P] Mendlesham 30/8/44; Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 27/9/44 with Capt Jim Blackburn, Co-pilot: Elmer Lian, ng-Sgt John Denter, Bombardier: Bob Pearce, Flight engineer...

  • 44-8303

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 4/8/44; Bangor 20/8/44; Grenier 22/8/44; Assigned 4BS/34BG (Q6-K) Mendlesham 24/8/44; Missing in Action Nurnberg 5/4/45 with Seraphin Schwartz, Co-pilot: Dick Eike, Bombardier: Ira McBee, tog-Bennett Rentz, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 44-8457 'Rapid City Spook' 'False Courage'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 18/9/44; Hunter 16/10/44; Dow Fd 27/10/44; Assigned 4BS/34BG Mendlesham 30/10/44 RAPID CITY SPOOK; Returned to the USA Morrison 27/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 19/11/45. FALSE...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:49 AAM AAM ingest
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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