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652nd Bomb Squadron

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  • 25th Bomb Group

    25th Bomb Group

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    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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  • Robert Allison

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 25th Bomb Group
    Assigned 652BS, 25BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Atlantic weather mission 17-Mar-45 in B-17 44-8601; Allah weather flight disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean. Believed to have ditched west of St. Eval due to mechanical failure. Killed in Action ...

  • 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
    Assigned 652BS, 25BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Atlantic weather mission 17-Mar-45 in B-17 44-8601; Allah weather flight disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean. Believed to have ditched west of St. Eval due to mechanical failure. Killed in Action ...

  • John Christensen

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 25th Bomb Group

  • Robert Clark

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    Assigned 652BS, 25BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Atlantic weather mission 17-Mar-45 in B-17 44-8601; Allah weather flight disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean. Believed to have ditched west of St. Eval due to mechanical failure. Killed in Action ...

  • 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

  • 42-102521

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 652BS/25BG Watton 30/4/44; Returned to the USA 4100 BU Patterson 4/2/45; 1103 BU Morrison 27/2/45; Recl Comp 2/5/46.

  • 42-31130

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 23/9/43; Gr Island 11/10/43; Wilmington 13/10/43; Assigned 652BS/25BG Watton 16/10/43; Returned to the USA 4000 BU Patterson 16/4/46; 4185 BU Independence 29/10/46; 4000 BU Patterson 30/10/46; re-ass USN (CB-17) 31/3/47; 4141 BU Pyote...

  • 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...

  • 42-3279

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 21/4/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned 350BA/100BG Podington 2/6/43; Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; transferred 625BS/25BG Watton; detailed RAF St Eval, Cornwall 29/5/44 with Mike Lorens, Co-pilot: Larry Ketterer, Navigator: Nathan Swerdelowe,...

  • 42-39777 'Stumble Butt'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 28/8/43; Scott 29/9/43; Assigned 802 Recon Group (P), 7/10/43; re-assigned 625BS/25BG(R) Watton, as a weather ship from 1 SAD Lt Staughton, Sfk. sal after overshut runway at Watton, with ? no crew named; Salvaged 3SAD 17/9/44....

  • 42-39959

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 19/10/43; Gr Island10/11/43; Assigned 385BG Gt Ashfield 9/12/43; transferred 652BS/25BG (Recon) Watton 8/44; Salvaged 22/6/45.

  • 43-38573

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/8/44; Hunter 27/8/44; Grenier 7/9/44; Assigned 652BS/25BG Watton, Nfk 24/9/44; Returned to the USA 1103 BU Morrison 29/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 7/1/46.

  • 43-38709

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Gt Falls 7/9/44; Fairfield 11/9/44; Hunter 18/9/44; Grenier 27/9/44; Assigned 652BS/25BG Watton 27/9/44; with John Ruth taxi accident at Lagens A/fd, Azores 22/6/45; Returned to the USA 1103 BU Morrison 29/10/45; Reconstruction Finance...

  • 44-6576

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 12/9/44; Grenier 9/10/44; Assigned 652BS/25BG Watton 13/10/44; in take off accident with Don Peterson 1/2/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 27/6/45; Sth Plains 2/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

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