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511th 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

  • Andrew Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 351st Bomb Group

  • Charles Adams

    Military | Corporal | 351st Bomb Group

  • Claude Adams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Weser on 9/12/44 in B-17 Wild Oats #4338089 POW

  • Robert Adams

    Military | First Lieutenant | 351st Bomb Group

  • Robert Adams

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 June 1943 in B-17 #4229847 'Highball. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Lester Adkins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 351st Bomb Group

  • Homer Adler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 351st Bomb Group

  • Cleo Aldridge

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Hit by flak and crashed near Neuffen on 7/13/44 in B-17 #4231748 POW

  • Albert Allen

    Military | First Lieutenant | 351st Bomb Group

  • Raymond Allen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 351st Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-102952

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/4/44; Kearney 7/5/44; Grenier 24/5/44; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-H] Polebrook 31/5/44; Missing in Action {29m} Merseburg 28/7/44 with Bill Long, Co-pilot: Ben Upshaw, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jack Hurley, Ball turret...

  • 42-107046

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 6/2/44; Grenier 27/2/44; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-Z] Polebrook 26/3/44; Missing in Action {21m} Brandenburg 6/8/44 with Bill Boyd, Co-pilot: Chester Snyder, Radio Operator: Max Thompson, Ball turret gunner: Malcolm Keanes (4 Killed in...

  • 42-107216

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 27/3/44; Kearney 6/4/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-Y] Polebrook 7/5/44; sustained battle damaged (34m over Ulm 9/8/44 with Jim Myl, Co-pilot: Orville Bzoskie, Navigator: Mike O’Shea, Bombardier: Bob Pacquer, Flight...

  • 42-29603

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/1/43; Salina 9/2/43; Brookley 12/3/43; Morrison 31/3/43; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-R] Polebrook 18/4/43; Missing in Action {15m} Anklam 9/10/43 with Howie Maser, Co-pilot: Don L’Abbee, Navigator: Morris Eagle, Bombardier: Howie...

  • 42-29849 Linda Ball

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/2/43; Pueblo 12/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-U] Polebrook 22/4/43; 34m Returned to the USA Homestead 11/6/44; Maxwell 20/6/44; Tinker 14/9/44; Patterson 18/2/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

  • 42-29852

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/2/43; Pueblo 12/3/43; Presque Is 9/4/43; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-V] Polebrook 16/4/43; Missing in Action {18m} Wilhelmshafen 3/11/43 with Elmer Nardi, Co-pilot: Harry Bergman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Frank Swica, Ball...

  • 42-29872

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/2/43; Pueblo 13/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-W] Polebrook 16/4/43; Missing in Action 6m T/Ops (Hannover) 17/7/43 with Bill Peters, Co-pilot: E. Eslund, Bombardier: P. Shanes, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

  • 42-29877 Speed Ball

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/3/43; Pueblo 14/3/43; Presque Is 10/4/43; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-X] Polebrook 16/4/43; Missing in Action 24m Bordeaux 31/12/43 with Albert E. Jones, Navigator: Alfred L. Dearborn, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: David H. Van...

  • 42-30790

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/7/43; Gore 29/7/43; Cheyenne 4/8/43; Dalhart 15/8/43; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-Q] Polebrook 22/9/43; Missing in Action {2m} Anklam 9/10/43 with Capt Harry Morse, Co-pilot: George Nicolescu, Navigator: Capt Chas Shaw, Bombardier:...

  • 42-31162

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/9/43; Gr Island 10/10/43; Memphis 14/10/43; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-V] Polebrook 7/11/43; transferred 511BS [DS-V]; Missing in Action {8m} Ludwigshafen 30/12/43 with Roy Parsons{+ 508BS crew}, Co-pilot: Henry Foster, Flight...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 15:06:18 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added

Date Contributor Update
06 February 2015 10:59:38 suzyfan Changes to nicknames
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John Bull

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2014 12:32:57 Lucy May Changes to stations
Sources

Added where the unit was based. 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)

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

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