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535th Bomb Squadron

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  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    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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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Ridgewell, England

Connections

People

  • Lawrence Abbott

    Military | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    October 1944 - April 1945.

  • William Abbott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 381st Bomb Group
    ETTG, Malleus, V. crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Credited with 1 German fighter destroyed on the 7 January 1944 Mission #58 to Ludwigshafen, Germany.

  • William Abbott

    Military | Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Wright, C. Crew

  • Nassam Abraham

    Military | Radar Maintenance | 381st Bomb Group
    October 1943 - May 1945

  • Jacob Abrams

    Military | 381st Bomb Group

  • Marvin Ack

    Military | Radio Workshop | 381st Bomb Group

  • Thomas Ackerson

    Military | Radio Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    Demagalski G. Crew

  • Robert Adams

    Military | Radar Maintenance | 381st Bomb Group

  • Russell Adams

    Military | Radio Operator Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    March - September 1944

  • Eugene Adkins

    Military | Gunnery Officer | 381st Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 41-24500 Annie Freeze

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Ogden 7/8/42; force landed Billings, MT 27/4/42 with Henry Blomquist; Scott 15/10/42; Presque Is 19/2/43; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-Y] Ridgewell, Ex. 27/5/43 ANNIE FREEZE; ...

  • 42-102590 In Like Errol

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/3/44; Gr Island 10/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-M] Ridgewell 22/5/44; Missing in Action 91m Bremen 30/3/45 with Bob Bennett, Navigator: Paul Cawley, tog-Elbert Holt, Radio Operator: Bob Mumper, Ball turret gunner...

  • 42-107018 LOS ANGELES CITY LIMITS

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/1/44; Kearney 17/2/44; Presque Is 5/3/44; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-U] Ridgewell 25/3/44; 72m+ Returned to the USA Bradley 9/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 14/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap...

  • 42-29789 Big Time Operator

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/2/43; Salina 8/3/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Dow Fd 19/5/43; Presque Is 21/5/43; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-O] Ridgewell Stone, Joe Mello, Bill Grayson; Missing in Action 4m Romilly 3/9/43 with Ben Zum, Navigator: John...

  • 42-29941 Tarfu

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/43; Smoky Hill 26/3/43; Dow Fd 12/4/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 18/4/43 TARFU; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 535BS/381BG [MS-R] Ridgewell 15/7/43 TS TARFU; Missing in Action 15m Bremen 8/10/43...

  • 42-29950 Forget Me Not

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/4/43; Pueblo 30/4/43; Smoky Hill 11/5/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-N] Ridgewell 29/5/43 with Chas Dowell, Fred Evans, John Lander, Clarry Watkins, Chas Dodge, Herb Kern, Walt Wessler, Chas Miller, Stuart Doll, Ken...

  • 42-29988 Uncouth bastard

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 22/3/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 11/5/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-S] Ridgewell 24/5/43 LUCIFER JR. with Melvin Hecker, Bill Cormany, Edwin Frost, Harry Becker, Bob Crain, Bob Roeder, Earl Miller, Jim O’Hara, Chas...

  • 42-30011 Widget

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/4/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 11/5/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-R] Ridgewell 6/4/43 with Bob Holdom, Bob Gravelyn, Bill Bechter, Jim Phillips, Bill Coleman, Bill Craver, Morris Pryor, Ray Pulliner, Ken Fossan, Jim...

  • 42-30029 Chap's Flying Circus

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/4/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 11/5/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-P] Ridgewell 29/5/43 with Frank Chapman, Dick Robinson, Bill Hodge, Wilson Cupp, Otha Frost, Edwin Myers, Ed Pope, John Wardell, Bill Richardson, Bob...

  • 42-30765 'Chug a Lug IV'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/7/43; Dyersburg 8/8/43; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-U] Ridgewell 20/9/43; 9m on training mission 29/12/43 with Bill Ridley, Co-pilot: George Hoffman, Navigator: Eugene Arning, Navigator: Carl Dittus, Flight engineer/top turret gunner...

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Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 15:10:41 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 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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