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508th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

Structure

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  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Polebrook

Connections

People

  • Billy Abbogast

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Flew on 'Lucky Jewell'

  • James Achilles

    Military | Corporal | 351st Bomb Group

  • John Acree

    Military | Sergeant | 351st Bomb Group

  • Walter Acree

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
    Left 25 May 1945 first to head home; flew all the Cook tours; hauled out the French Prisoner of War (POW)s

  • Calvin Adams

    Military | Sergeant | 351st Bomb Group

  • Lionel Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 351st Bomb Group

  • Richard Adams

    Military | First Lieutenant | 351st Bomb Group

  • Robert Adams

    Military | First Lieutenant | 351st Bomb Group

  • Fred Ahlheim

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 351st Bomb Group

  • Harold Akers

    Military | First Lieutenant | 351st Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-97325 Lucky Penny

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Available: 18 February 1944 - Boeing Aircraft Co, Seattle, Washington ...

  • 42-102470

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/3/44; Gr Island 1/4/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-J] Polebrook 29/4/44; Missing in Action {9m} Ludwigshafen 27/5/44 with Gosta Johnson, Co-pilot: Herb Neumann, Navigator: Bob Schmidt, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-102613

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Kearney 3/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-C] Polebrook 29/4/44; Missing in Action {10m} Ludwigshafen 27/5/44 with Howard Evans, Co-pilot: Jim Duffy, Bombardier: Roger Peterson (3 Prisoner of War); Navigator:...

  • 42-102971

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/4/44; Hunter 4/5/44; Grenier 19/5/44; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-J] Polebrook 29/5/44; Missing in Action {26m} Brandenburg 6/8/44 with Paul Pattison, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clyde Bullock, Radio Operator: Winfred Wiemer,...

  • 42-29716 'Fast Woman'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/2/43; Rapid City 22/2/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG- ] Alconbury 8/4/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; 1m, transferred 508BS/351BG [YB-A] Polebrook 12/7/43; 8m Missing in Action Watten 27/8/43 with Bill Suit, Co-pilot: Jim...

  • 42-29817 "Argonaut II"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/2/43; Pueblo 12/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-D] Polebrook 20/4/43; Missing in Action 7m St Nazaire 28/6/43 with Bill King, Co-pilot: Lloyd Gullickson, Navigator: Sid Lang, Radio Operator: Chas Armstrong, Ball...

  • 42-29826

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/2/43; Casper 13/3/43; Smoky Hill 3/4/43; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-H] Polebrook 17/5/43; Missing in Action 3m Huls 22/6/43 with Leo Turgeon, Co-pilot: Burton Caruso, Navigator: Chas Bryant, Bombardier: John Turney, Flight engineer...

  • 42-29851 Argonaut III

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/2/43; Casper 13/3/43; Smoky Hill 3/4/43; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-J] Polebrook 16/5/43; 27m battle damaged 28m Munster 10/10/43 with Theo Argiropulos, crew ?; abandoned and ditched North Sea, just off Covehithe, Nfk; all rescued...

  • 42-29858 "Murder Incorporated", then "Censored"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/2/43; Smoky Hill 22/3/43; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-G] Polebrook 17/5/43 MURDER INCORPORATED 31m; crashed on take off after losing engine at Oundle, near Barnwell, UK 21 February 1944, with Lt – Evans, crew ? ; 2 SAD Lt Staughton 22...

  • 42-29862

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/2/43; Pueblo 12/3/43; Presque Is 12/4/43; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-H] Polebrook 16/4/43; Missing in Action 1m Courtrai 14/5/43 with Cliff McCoy, Co-pilot: Chas Nickels, Navigator: Carlisle Nottingham, Bombardier: Jerry Scollard,...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 15:05:50 rossingtonj Changes to type
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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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