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613th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

Commanding officers
  • Edwin Brown

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commander | 401st Bomb Group
    Original Commander of 613th Squadron, later Air Executive.

  • Eric De Jonckheere

    Military | Major | Co-Pilot ; Squadron Leader | 401st Bomb Group
    Completed mission tour

Structure

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  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

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Missions

Stations

Station Location Date
Based Deenethorpe

Connections

People

  • Marshall Abraham

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #4230855 'Ol' Massa'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Francis Allen

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak on a mission to Poix, France on 13 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31374 and crashed NW of Amiens, FR after 5 crewman baled out. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Walter Anders

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Completed 35 missions Air Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Presidential Unit Citation

  • Bobbie Anderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Politz in B-17 'Son of a Blitz' #4231081

  • Earl Anderson

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    RTD Damaged by flak and ditched in channel on 7/24/44 in B-17 #4232005

  • Fred Anderson

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down fighters and flak and crashed near Hoxter, GR on a mission to Oschersleben, GR on 22 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31930. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Flew on 'Pistol Packin' Mama. DFC; Pres. Unit Citation.

  • R Andreau

    Military | Lieutenant | 401st Bomb Group
    35 missions in B17. June -Nov 1944. R. G. Etters crew.

  • Robert Andren

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Medenblick on 11/6/44 in B-17 'Lady Jane' #42107009

  • August Angeli

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Wounded on base before the 22 February 1944 mission to Oscherslaben, Germany, where his crew was shot down and all became Prisoner of War (POW)s. Spent 2 months in 30th General Hospital and underwent surgery. Lost the sight of right eye.

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Aircraft

  • 42-102580

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/3/44; Gr Island 1/4/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-Q] Deenethorpe 3/5/45; Missing in Action Dessau 28/5/44 with Bill Protz, Ball turret gunner: Frank Bartak, Waist gunner: Alby Reinhardt, Waist gunner: Glenn Cliff...

  • 42-102581

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/3/44; Kearney 1/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-L] Deenethorpe 29/4/44; Missing in Action Dessau 28/5/44 with Paul Scharff, Co-pilot: Chas Eckert, Bombardier: Bob Hoover, Waist gunner: Roscoe Tomlinson (4 Killed in...

  • 42-107009 Lady Jane

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/1/44; Kearney 16/2/44; Grenier 10/3/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-F] Deenethorpe; on return from mission 12 May 1944 with Lt J.C. Sharp, Waist gunner: Alfred A. Tomkinson (KIA- flak hit - died in in base hospital). ...

  • 42-107043 "Fitch's Bandwagon"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 4/2/44; Grenier 2/3/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-B] Deenethorpe 23/3/44; problem on t/o for Pas de Calais 3/6/44 with Larry Fitchett, Co-pilot: Bruce Campbell, Navigator: Larrt Pfeiffer, Bombardier: Louis Sanchez, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-30855 Ol' Massa

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/8/43; Gr Isle 3/9/43; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-N] Deenethorpe 3/1/44; Missing in Action Berlin 8/5/44 with Dana Lenkelt, Co-pilot: Wendell Johnson, Bombardier: Harry Dershimer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jesse Pack, Radio...

  • 42-31033

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/9/43; Scott 11/10/43; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-B] Deenethorpe 26/10/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben 28/5/44 with Stephen Nasen, Co-pilot: John Mitchell, Navigator: Jack Duce, Bombardier: Alvin Gould, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-31037 Pistol Packin' Mama

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 8/9/43; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-F] Deenethorpe 10/10/43; Missing in Action Leipzig 20/7/44 with Ken Murgatroyd, Jim Pennoyer, Jim Elderkin, Stan Lesser, Jerome Robertson, Howard Magnuson (6 Prisoner of War); Owen Jorgensen, John...

  • 42-31072 Betty J.

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/9/43; Scott 20/10/43; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-K] Deenethorpe 26/10/43; TDY Polebrook 16/6/44, ret 6/7/44; TDY Egypt 6/8/44, ret 29/8/44; force landed continent 3/3/45; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit,...

  • 42-31081 Son of a Blitz

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/9/43; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-C] Deenethorpe 4/11/43; Missing in Action Zwickau 7/10/44 with Augustus J. Nelson, Edgar W. Nevois, John S. Kulczycki Jr., Blaine B.Wilcox, Larry E. Williams, John T. Dorris, Frank R. Majeski, Bobbie...

  • 42-31090 'Nasty Habit'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/9/43; Scott 3/10/43; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-L] Deenethorpe 4/11/43; battle damaged Pas de Calais 14/1/44 with Harry Piper, Co-pilot: George Hellmuth, Navigator: Jim Coventry, Bombardier: Ray Gipson, Flight engineer/top turret...

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Citations

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 October 2014 23:33:59 Paul Bellamy Changes to type and aircraft types
Sources

401BG history (401BG Association)

Date Contributor Update
01 October 2014 23:33:24 Paul Bellamy Changes to commanding officers associations
Sources

401BG history (401BG Association)

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 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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