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712th Bomb Squadron

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  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bomb Group was a B-24 Liberator Group that flew out of Seething, Norfolk. The Group flew their first mission on the 22nd December 1943 and over the next eighteen months the air crews flew 262 missions over occupied Europe. These bombing...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Seething 25 November 1943 – 5 July 1945

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People

  • Thomas Abbott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Completed 30 missions DFC, Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Clusters

  • John Adams

    Military | Radio Operator Gunner | 448th Bomb Group

  • Richard Adams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #42110040 'Carol Marie. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Delmar Akerley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 448th Bomb Group

  • Arthur Albrecht

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | 448th Bomb Group
    Missions: 1945 - Jan 14 Hallendorf; 16 Dresden; 29 Munster; Feb 3 Magdeburg; 9 Magdeburg; 14 Magdeburg; 25 Aschaffenburg Air Medal

  • Albert Alexander

    Military | Corporal | 448th Bomb Group

  • Roland Alling

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    INT Damaged by flak and landed in Switzerland on 7/21/44 in B-24 Little Shepard #4128711

  • James Anderson

    Military | Private | Engineer | 448th Bomb Group
    19 November 1943 landing accident on ferrying B24#42-52128 from Trinidad to Brazil.

  • James Anderson

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 448th Bomb Group

  • Lawrence Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #427655. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Aircraft

  • 41-28593 'The Prodigal Son'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Brunswick, shot down by fighters 11-Jan-44. 5 x KIA, 5 x POW. MACR 2519.

  • 41-28611 'Baby Shoes'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Brandenburg, Germany. Last seen crossing the coast with one engine feathered 9-Mar-44, crashed Nth of Arendonk, Belgium. 1 x RTD, 9 x POW. MACR 3339.

  • 41-28710 "Squat 'N Droppit"

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Flown by at least 13 different crews on 21 missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Porcaro. Shot down by flak and fighters, crashed near Bonnehain 12-Jun-44. 8 x EVD, 1 x KIA....

  • 41-28711 'Little Sheppard'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Stalled out into a spin due to ice build up over English channel on mission to Brux, Czechoslovakia, navigator baled out before control was regained, 21-Apr-44. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Allach, Germany....

  • 41-29191 Hello Natural

    B-24 Liberator
    Damaged in landing accident Seething, England 21 Jan 1944; damaged by flak over Berlin 6 March 1944 and landed in Sweden, crew interned. MACR 3548. Crew returned Jul - Sep 1944; aircraft returned to the US in 1945

  • 42-109808

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-110040

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-50646

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-51079

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-52098

    B-24 Liberator

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2017 16:43:55 banksgenealogy Changes to person associations
Sources

Kenneth Goodrich personal writings about the war.

Date Contributor Update
13 January 2015 16:06:24 rossingtonj Changes to type, insignia, aircraft types and stations
Sources

Seething Control Tower Museum: http://www.seethingtower.org/448-712th.php

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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