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703rd Bomb Squadron

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  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Tibenham

Connections

People

  • William Aaron

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator, Top Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 09/27/44 Shot down on Kassel mission crashed at Krauthausen in B-24 #4251355

  • Lonnie Abell

    Military | 445th Bomb Group

  • Peter Abell

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Fulda, GR on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100335. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Ronald Ackerley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 445th Bomb Group
    Flew 45 combat missions. Some were aboard 'Clay Pidgen', a B-24 distinquished flying cross air medal oak leaf with four clusters european theatre of operations ribbon two bronze stars for major engagements and others

  • William Adair

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Wounded in action. Killed in civilian flying accident in NM in 1969. PH

  • Julio Aguilar

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner, Radio Operator | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 December 1943 in B-24 #427508 'Liberty Belle. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Paul Aikin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 445th Bomb Group

  • Louis Ajello

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 445th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down on Kassel mission and crashed at Krauthausen in B-24 #4251355

  • Alfonso Aldecoa

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 445th Bomb Group

  • Frederick Aldrich

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by 20mm cannon fire from fighers and crashed near Fulda, GR on the return from a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100312. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Aircraft

  • 41-28666 'Dixie DuDrop'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned 458BG re-assigned to 703BS, 445BG, 8AF USAAF as a replacement aircraft. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Friedrickshafen left formation under control on reciprocal course, hit by 3 x Fw190 fighters causing fire in bomb bay, most of crew baled...

  • 41-28922 Texas Rose

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29123 Big Joe, Bit XX Big Joe

    B-24 Liberator
    Badly damaged by fighters and ditched in English Channel 3 miles off Beachy Head, England 30 December 1943. MACR 5210.

  • 41-29132 Tenovus

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29579

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-100312

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-100335

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-109789

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-110029

    B-24 Liberator
    On 1 April 1944, B-24 42-110029 was shot down by enemy aircraft. Of its 10-man crew, five evaded, three were taken as Prisoners of War and two were Missing in Action.

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Date Contributor Update
10 April 2015 03:22:10 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:46:12 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 / 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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