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533rd Bomb Squadron

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  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

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    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

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Based Ridgewell

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People

  • Harvey Abbott

    Military | 381st Bomb Group

  • Walter Abernathy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and forced to crash near Unna, GR on a mission to Oschersleben, GR on 22 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-97474 'Homing Pigeon'. Evaded, then Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Nicholas Abramo

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner, Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed N of Arlon, Belgium returning from the target of Frankfurt am Main, GR on 2 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-39891. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Daniel Adair

    Military | Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Steinwinter, J. Crew

  • Joseph Adamcyzk

    Military | Airplane Mechanic | 381st Bomb Group

  • Donald Adams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    Crashed near St. Goar on 9/25/44 in B-17 'Lucky Me' #42-31570. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Thomas Adams

    Military | Clerk, Ground Crew | 303rd Bomb Group

  • Walter Ahl

    Military | 381st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 15 March 1945

  • James Alexander

    Military | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Alexander, J. H Crew

  • Norman Alexander

    Military | 381st Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-102423 My Devotion

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/3/44; Kearney 14/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-Q] Ridgewell 21/5/44; detailed Allach, Ger. 28/6/44 with Leon O’Dell,Tail gunner: Bill Bursaw (Killed in Action); Missing in Action 24+m Munich 31/7/44 with Jack...

  • 42-102663 Yardbird

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/3/44; Kearney 15/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-U] Ridgewell 21/5/44; Missing in Action 23m Peenemunde with Frank O'Black, Co-pilot: Bob Karch, Navigator: Francis Treanor, Bombardier: Herb Higginbotham, Flight...

  • 42-102672 Ol' Swayback

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/3/44; Hunter 9/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP- Ridgewell 21/5/44; Missing in Action Dessau 30/5/44 with Merrill Burton, Co-pilot: Dave Bredeson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Eylens, Ball turret gunner:...

  • 42-29761 Martha II, Lucky Lady

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/2/43; Walker 27/2/43; Salina 10/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 17/4/43 RUTH L II (re-named LUCKY LADY); transferred 533BS/381BG [VP-W] Ridgewell 14/7/43; Missing in Action 28m Brunswick 30/1/44 with...

  • 42-29765 Nip 'N Tuck

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/2/43; Walker 27/2/43; Salina 10/3/43; Presque 5/4/43; Assigned 95BG SWEET 17 Framlingham17/4/43; transferred 338BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 18/4/43; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 533BS/381BG [VP-R] Ridgewell 14...

  • 42-29928

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/3/43; Walla Walla 25/3/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Presque Is 29/4/43; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-W] Ridgewell 23/6/43; Missing in Action 2m Le Mans 4/7/43 with Olof Ballinger, Navigator: Paul McConnell, Tail gunner: Bill Howell,...

  • 42-29983 Gloria Ann, Iris, Uncle Sammy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20-Mar-43; Dyersburg 31-Mar-43; Presque Isle 10-Apr-43; Dow Field, Bangor, Maine 12-Apr-43; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-K] Grafton Underwood 24/4/43 GLORIA ANN; Andrews Field 13-May-43; Snetterton 12-Jun-43; transferred 533BS/381BG [VP-X...

  • 42-29999 Fertile Myrtle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/43; Smoky Hill 3/4/43; Presque Is 2/5/43; Assigned 96BG Grafton Underwood 8/5/43 GENIE; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 533BS/381BG [VP-Z] Ridgewell 16/7/43; Missing in Action 18m Oschersleben 11/1/44 with...

  • 42-30012

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/4/43; 2nd AF / 381st BG / 534th BS Smoky Hill 7/5/43 (Squadron original aircraft); Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned 8th AF / 1st BW / 103rd CBW (P) / 381st BG / 534th BS [GD-K] Ridgewell 4/6/43 with Bob Fricks, Martin Downey, Ray Lyons,...

  • 42-30021

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 1/4/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 17/4/43; Pueblo 27/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-L] Ridgewell 29/5/43 with John Martin, Bob Marsh, Harry Long, Wallace Hoag, Jim Lantto, John Hutchinson, Hugh...

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Date Contributor Update
10 April 2015 02:15:34 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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27 February 2015 15:10:25 rossingtonj Changes to type
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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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