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715th 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 29 November 1943 – 5 July 1945

Connections

People

  • Norman Acido

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-24 #42-7709 'Maid of Tin. ' Plane crashed into Baltic. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Angelo Adelizzi

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed in B-24 'Daisy Mae' 42-94972

  • Geroe Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Mechanical problems caused B-24J #42-100122 'Twin Tails' to run out of gas and ditch in the channel E of Great Yarmouth on the return from a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Henry Allen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group

  • Luther Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 19 April 1944 in B-24 41-29565. Plane crashed into channel. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Thomas Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 448th Bomb Group

  • Harry Ambrosini

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4129479 'Big Bad Wolf. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Truman Anderson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Dalvers in B-24 #4295182

  • Arthur Angelo

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-24 #4252608. Plane crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Jack Arluck

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4252435. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

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Aircraft

  • 41-28843 Repulser

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 41-28843, The Repulser, was attacked by heavily-armed ME 410 German fighters and crashed in the fields near Kessingland.

  • 41-28924

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29234

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29479 The Big Bad Wolf

    B-24 Liberator
    Initially assigned to 487th Bomb Group, 838th Bomb Sqdn; transferred to 448th Bomb Group, 715th Bomb Sqdn in April 1944

  • 41-29565

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-100122

    B-24 Liberator
    Mechanical problems caused B-24J #42-100122 'Twin Tails' to run out of gas and ditch in the Channel, east of Great Yarmouth, on the return from a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944. Eight of the crew died, two survived.

  • 42-100178 Carry Me Back

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-100342

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-100430

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-110098

    B-24 Liberator

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 January 2015 16:18:28 rossingtonj Changes to type, insignia, aircraft types and stations
Sources

Seething Control Tower Museum: http://www.seethingtower.org/448-715th.php

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:51 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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