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614th Bomb Squadron


Commanding officers
  • Alvah Chapman

    Military | Major | Pilot; Squadron Commander | 401st Bomb Group
    Flew 37 combat missions, mostly as a lead crew pilot or air commander. Was made Squadron Commander of 614th BS in December 1944. On Leipzig Mission 20 Feb 1944, Pilot Alvah Chapman was attacked by a swarm of Me 109's near the target. The a/c lost #3...

  • Carl Hinkle

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Squadron Commander | 351st Bomb Group


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  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb 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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  • 8th Air Force

    24 August 1944
    Down N Go participated in mission number 132 which was a bombing mission over Weimar.


Station Location Date
Based Deenethorpe



  • James Alexander

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 May 1944 in B-17 #42107207. Shot down 2 German fighters over Germany. Plane went down in a hayfield near Everingen. 3KIA, 7 POW. Silver Star, Bronze Star w/2 oak leaf clusters, Purple Heart, DFC

  • Joseph Allaire

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Air Transport Technician, Radio Counter Measures | 401st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Krallsheim on 18 Apr 45 in B-17 #4338646

  • Andrew Allen

    Military | Corporal | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 #4297464. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Walter Ambrogetti

    Military | Corporal | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Plane exploded on takeoff. Plane was 'Rosie's Sweat Box' PH

  • Carl Anderson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    B-17G #42-31098 'Penny's Thunderhead' ran off the runway when the tire blew on landing on 26 Mar 1944. RTD. ...

  • Morton Arinsberg

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down 31 December 1943 in B-17 #4237770 'Flak Rat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Glen Arndt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 #4231116 'Cawnt Miss. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Vernon Arneson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Osccherlsleben in B-17 42-38002; hit by flak, A/C set upon by fighters, 1 x engine dead, controls shotup, baled out. 22-Feb-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2661 ...

  • Arlyn Aronson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-17 42-38162. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Emmett Arter

    Military | Master Sergeant | Crew Chief | 401st Bomb Group

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  • 42-102394 Down N' Go

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/2/44; Kearney 15/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-C] Deenethorpe 16/4/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 24/8/44 with Parker Finney, Co-pilot: Virgil Price, Navigator: Dale Scott, tog-Brown Bralley, Waist gunner: Burton...

  • 42-107084

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 16/2/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Grenier 3/4/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-G] Deenethorpe 16/4/44; Missing in Action Politz, Ger 7/10/44 with Alex Harasym, Clarry Barsuk, Glen Topic, Jarvis Friduss, Emanuel Saylor, John Bailey, George Capps (7...

  • 42-107151 Cover Girl

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 7/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-B] Deenethorpe 15/4/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 42-107207

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 21/3/44; Kearney 2/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-O/D] Deenethorpe 2/5/44; Missing in Action Oschersleben 30/5/44 with Alpheus Kilmer, Co-pilot: Jim Hunter, Navigator: Bill Griggs, Bombardier: John Wilson{Wounded in...

  • 42-31036

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 7/9/43; Scott 24/10/43; Assigned 303BG Molesworth 25/10/43, 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood; transferred 614BS/401BG [IW-X] Deenethorpe 8/11/43; Missing in Action Frankfurt 4/2/44 with Frank Zitkovic, Co-pilot: Bascom Clifton, Navigator:...

  • 42-31064 Hey Lou

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/9/43; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-H] Deenethorpe 30/10/43; Missing in Action Kiel 31/12/43 with Don Lawry, Co-pilot: Jim Dockendorfonly body recovered, Navigator: Harry Self, Bombardier: Bernie Weiner, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-31098 Penny's Thunderhead

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/9/43; Gt Falls 2/10/32; Scott 25/10/43; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-B] Deenethorpe 30/10/43; ...

  • 42-31116

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/9/43; Gt Falls 14/10/43; Bowman 28/10/43; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IW-O] Deenethorpe 30/10/43; Missing in Action Berlin 29/4/44 with John Singleton, Co-pilot: Clarry Barsuk, Navigator: Jim Levey, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

  • 42-31315

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/10/43; Gr Island 1/11/43; Romulus 18/11/43; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-C] Deenethorpe 23/12/43; Missing in Action Bordeaux 19/6/44 with Garrett Filemyr, Co-pilot: Herb Claxton, Navigator: Ed Robinson, Bombardier: Bob Monteil, Flight...

  • 42-31369 Round Tripper

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/10/43; Gr Island 13/11/43; Romulus 25/11/43; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-K] Deenethorpe 14/1/44; Missing in Action Brandenburg 6/8/44 with John Sauerwald, Co-pilot: John Zimmerman, Navigator: Forrest Holmstrom, Bombardier: Cletus...

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Date Contributor Update
01 October 2014 23:38:33 Paul Bellamy Changes to type, nicknames and commanding officers associations

401BG history (401BG Association)

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 AAM AAM ingest

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)