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728th Bomb Squadron

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  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Deopham Green

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People

  • William Abbott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Hit by flak over the target of Chateaudon airfield, FR on 28 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-97200 broke apart, exploded, and crashed S of the target. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Louis Abdallah

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | waist gunner, toggelier, B-17 | 452nd Bomb Group

  • William Abernathy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-17 #4239936. Killed in Action (KIA). AM/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • James Abrell

    Military | 452nd Bomb Group

  • Robert Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-17 #4297549. Evaded.

  • Walter Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 2 October 1944 in AC #4297697. Killed in Action (KIA). DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Julius Aibavich

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 7 April 1945 in AC #4338868. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • James Allen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier | 452nd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Rotenburg on 31 Dec 44 in B-17 #4297666

  • Douglas Anderson

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 7 April 1945 in AC #448634. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Gordon Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-17 #4237941. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Aircraft

  • 42-102541 Ain't Miss Behavin' II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/3/44; Gr Island 2/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG [9Z-Z] Deopham Green 3/5/44; on return from Royan Afd complete with bomb load 19/6/44 with Oliver Wright, Co-pilot: Bob Merryman, Navigator: Alfd Turner, Bombardier:...

  • 42-102572 Why Worry II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/44; Gr Island 1/4/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG [N] Deopham Green 30/4/44; Missing in Action Karlsruhe 27/5/44 with Milton Mard, Co-pilot: Joe Atlas, Navigator: Tom McDonald, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George...

  • 42-102622 Borrowed Time

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/3/44; Hunter 9/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG [9Z- ] Deopham Green 1/5/44; destroyed by enemy aircraft at Poltava with Edward Armm 21/6/44; Salvaged 2/7/44. Borrowed Time: The ball turret gunner on this plane, John F....

  • 42-102662

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Grenier 25/4/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 3/5/44; Missing in Action Berlin 21/6/44 with Ed Armm, Bill Stooks, Glen Swing, Jim Dozier, Arthur Kaule, John Clark, Joe Outrander, Bob James, George Thut ...

  • 42-102691

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG [9Z- ] Deopham Green 3/5/44; damaged by enemy aircraft at Poltava with Joe Antol 21/6/44; repaired & re-ass 15AF Italy 29/9/44; Assigned 346BS/99BG Tortorella 11/12/44;...

  • 42-107049

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 6/2/44; Dow Fd 18/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 1/5/44; no ops, transferred 728BS/452BG [9Z- ] Deopham Green 30/4/44; destroyed by enemy aircraft at Poltava with Larry Mills 21/6/44; Salvaged 2/7/44.

  • 42-107087 Big Barn Smell

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 16/2/44; Kearney 23/2/44; Presque Is 2/3/44; Assigned 92BG Podington 12/3/44; transferred 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 13/3/44; Missing in Action Ulm 9/8/44 with Paul Gilbert, Co-pilot: Bill Chemnitzer, Navigator: Art Appleton, Bombardier:...

  • 42-107089

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 17/2/44; Gr Island 27/2/44; Grenier 6/3/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 13/3/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/5/44 with Boris Slanin, Waist gunner: Clarry Palmeter,Tail gunner: Fred Myron (3 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Lt Col Bob...

  • 42-107091 Forbidden Fruit

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 17/2/44; Grenier 7/3/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green [9Z-D] 12/3/44; battle damaged Leige & Brussels 20/5/44 with Capt Ed Skurka (Joe Knoll?), Co-pilot: H.S. Kronowski, Navigator: D.E. Newton, Bombardier: H.F. Martin, Flight...

  • 42-31330 Dog Breath

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned 728BS/452BG [9Z-O] Deopham Green 3/1/44; return from mission 26/3/44 with Herman Beuchat, Co-pilot: Everett Phillips, Navigator: Capt Art Miller, Bombardier: Bob Davis, Bombardier: Lt Jack...

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:47:17 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
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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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