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509th Bomb Squadron

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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

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People

  • Clayton Abel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 351st Bomb Group

  • Charles Ablanalp

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in Switzerland in B-17 'Torchy Tess' 43-37854

  • Lawrence Accordini

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Flew in B-17 'Hot to Go. '

  • Walter Acheychek

    Military | Sergeant | 351st Bomb Group

  • Richard Ackerman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 351st Bomb Group

  • Vincent Acunto

    Military | First Lieutenant | 351st Bomb Group

  • Clifford Adams

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 351st Bomb Group
    Completed 25 missions in "picadilly Commando. " After the war he was in the AF reserves and promoted to Lt Colonel. ...

  • John Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #425815. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Norman Adkins

    Military | Sergeant | 351st Bomb Group

  • vincent Aeurito

    Military | First Lieutenant | 351st Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-29630

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/1/43; Salina 9/2/43; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-S] Polebrook 27/5/43; then 509BS [RQ-S]; Missing in Action 30m Bordeaux 31/12/43 with Willis Smith, Co-pilot: Harlan Bixby, Navigator: Dick Speers, Bombardier: Bill White, Flight...

  • 42-29684

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/2/43; Gore 17/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-T] Polebrook 17/4/43; 17m Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Capt Dick Hathaway; no gas, ditched Channel & rescued by ASR, 10RTD. EAGER EAGLE.

  • 42-29726 'The Dallas Rebel' 'Poisonality'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/2/43; Walker 23/2/43; Smoky Hill 25/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 20/4/43 THE DALLAS REBEL; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 509BS/351BG [RQ-Q] Polebrook 11/7/43; battle damaged...

  • 42-29838 The Concho Clipper

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/2/43; Pueblo 12/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-U] Polebrook 17/4/43; Missing in Action 4m St Nazaire 29/5/43 with Colonel (correct name) Russell, Co-pilot: Leo Gritkas, Navigator: Roy Stealey (Wounded in Action)...

  • 42-29860 Snoozin' Susan

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/2/43; Denver 1/3/43; Gore 12/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-W] Polebrook 17/4/43; battle damaged Bordeaux 31/12/43 36m, crash landed Sywell, Notts; 1st Base Air Depot, Burtonwood; ...

  • 42-29861

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/2/43; Denver 1/3/43; Pueblo 12/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-X] Polebrook 16/4/43; Missing in Action 31m Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Harry Cannon, Co-pilot: John May, Navigator: George Farrell, Bombardier: Bob...

  • 42-29863

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/2/43; Denver 1/3/43; Gore 12/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-Y] Polebrook 16/4/43; Missing in Action 43m Frankfurt 11/2/44 with Capt John Carson, Co-pilot: Merlyn Rutherford*, Radio Operator: John Landers*, Ball...

  • 42-30780 Eager Eagle II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/7/43; Geiger 9/8/43; Pendleton 12/8/43; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-H/T] Polebrook 21/9/43; Missing in Action 10m Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Bill Myers, Co-pilot: John Hart, Bombardier: Art Jones, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

  • 42-31192

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/9/43; Scott Fd 24/10/43; Presque Is 1/11/43; with Roy Parsons force landed Meeeks Fd, Iceland 12/11/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG Deenethorpe 13/11/43; transferred 509BS/351BG [RQ-R] Polebrook 3/12/43; 508th BS [YB-R]; Missing in...

  • 42-31384 Buckeye Babe

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/10/43; Gr Island 12/11/43; Romulus 4/12/43; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-T] Polebrook 20/1/44; Missing in Action 103m Paderborn 17/1/45 with Marius Della-Cieppe, Co-pilot: Dell Harvey, Navigator: Spurgeon Clark, Bombardier: Walt...

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Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 15:05:57 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:49 AAM AAM ingest
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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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