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652nd Bomb Squadron

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  • 25th Bomb Group

    25th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...

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People

  • Robert Allison

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 25th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-17. Believed to have ditched west of St. Eval due to mech failure. Allah weather flight disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean

  • Harold Aronson

    Military | Major | Pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    January 1944 -- September 1944: 42 missions AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Harry Barnett

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 25th Bomb Group
    Heavy Weather mission/KIA Killed in landing accident at Watton returning from Atlantic Weather Recon

  • Hilton Buzard

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 25th Bomb Group
    Interview in Silent Heroes Among Us tells of experiences flying weather reconnaissance. Shortest flights 15 hours. Flew unarmed, no seats, unescorted in B-17. EAME w/ 3 battle stars/ GC/ AM

  • Matthew Chirico

    Military | Corporal | Gunner | 25th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Killed in landing accident at Watton returning from Atlantic WR.

  • James Chressanthis

    Military | Sergeant | Aerial Gunner | 25th Bomb Group
    KIA. B-17. Believed to have ditched west of St. Eval due to mech failure. Allah weather flight disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean

  • John Christensen

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 25th Bomb Group

  • Robert Clark

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    KIA. B-17. Believed to have ditched west of St. Eval due to mechanical failure. Allah weather flight disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean

  • Keith Clinton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 25th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 652BS, 25BG, 8AF USAAF. On 9-May-44 the mission to the Azores was routine until the last leg. Just out from Land's End when all hell broke loose. There was a terrible metal ripping sound and some explosions. Bullets and 20mm shells ripped...

  • Edward Comer

    Military | Sergeant | Assistant Engineer; Tail Gunner | 25th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-31674

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/12/43; Kearney 8/1/44; Detroit 26/1/44; Grenier 30/1/44; Assigned 652BS/25BG Watton 31/1/44; Salvaged n/battle damaged 29/5/45.

  • 42-31736

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/12/43; Gr Island 24/12/43; Detroit 25/1/44; Presque Is 30/1/44; Assigned 652BS/25BG Watton 325Photo Wing 5/2/44; crashed on take off for weather recon to Azores 6/6/44 with Clarry Stephenson, Co-pilot: Joe Ward, Navigator: Gene...

  • 44-8601

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 20/10/44; Dow Fd 26/11/44; Grenier 5/12/44; Assigned 652BS/25BG Watton 12/12/44; Missing in Action Atlantic weather mission 17/3/45 with ?; Missing Air Crew Report 13856.

  • 44-40320 Generator Jenny

    B-24 Liberator
    Operation Home Run #62

  • 44-40718 Short Arm

    B-24 Liberator

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:44:48 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added.

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

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