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729th 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

  • Donald Abker

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio operator/gunner | 452nd Bomb Group

  • Joseph Abraham

    Military | First Lieutenant | bombardier | 452nd Bomb Group

  • Maynard Abrahams

    Military | First Lieutenant | navigator | 452nd Bomb Group

  • Robert Abrams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-37954 'Hank from Dixie'. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Donald Achenbach

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio operator/gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Trier on 2 Jan 45 in B-17 44-8201

  • Harlan Adams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Sittensen on 17 Jan 45 in B-17 #4338533

  • John Ahern

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #4297235. Killed in Action (KIA). AM/ PH

  • Ernie Alban

    Military | 452nd Bomb Group

  • Isaac Alban

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Damaged by flak and landed in Sweden on 6/21/44 in B-17 #4231810 INT

  • Howard Allmon

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-102397 C'est La Guerre

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/2/44; Hunter 15/3/44; Dow Fd 10/4/44; Assigned 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 20/4/44 MUGWUMP; Missing in Action Hamburg 17/1/45 with Maylan Skoglund, Co-pilot: Don Horning, Navigator: John Samos, Bombardier: Leroy Krug, Flight...

  • 42-102514

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/3/44; Gr Island 30/3/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 729BS/452BG [M3- ] Deopham Green 11/4/44; destroyed by enemy aircraft at Poltava, with Jim Nelson Rus 21/6/44; Salvaged 2/7/44.

  • 42-102535 LOVELY LADY

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 729BS/452BG Deopham Green [M3-Q] 8/4/44; Missing in Action Munich 31/7/44 with Mason Williams, Co-pilot: Clyde Wells, Bombardier: Bob Gamble, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Russ...

  • 42-31358 'Big Noise'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned 729BS/452BG [M3- ] Deopham Green 3/1/44; Missing in Action Leipzig 29/5/43 with Shirley Parvin, Co-pilot: Bill Reid, Navigator: Clarry Thurman, Bombardier: Arnold Bergert, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-31361 THE PUNCHED FOWL

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned 729BS/452BG [M3-G] Deopham Green 3/1/44; ...

  • 42-31810 Dol

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/12/43; Gr Island 18/1/44; Assigned 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 10/2/44; Missing in Action Basdorf 21/6/44 with Marvin Anderson, Co-pilot: Elmer Shach, Navigator: Don Loop, Bombardier: Lester Mickelson, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-32070 Lonesome Polcat

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/1/44; Gr Island 14/2/44; Presque Is 13/3/44; Assigned 729BS/452BG [9Z- ] Deopham Green 13/3/44; Missing in Action Warnemunde 9/4/44 with Joe Patterson, Bombardier: Doug Galloway, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Nielan Smith,...

  • 42-37946 Worry Bird

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 23/10/43; Walla Walla 7/11/43; Assigned 729th BS / 452nd BG ( M ) RAF Deopham Green 3/1/44; Missing in Action Frankfurt 8/2/44 with Earl Truex, Co-pilot: Lt Col Herb Wangeman, Commanding Officer 452nd BG (not pictured): Bill Sumner,...

  • 42-37954 "Hank from Dixie" aka "Paper Doll".

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 25/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned 729BS/452BG [M3- ] Deopham Green 3/1/44; Missing in Action Berlin 8/3/44 with Henry Wilson, Co-pilot: Jim Boren, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Henry Chaisson, Radio Operator: Gene Lutz, Ball...

  • 42-37956 THE HARD WAY

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 26/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned 729th BS / 452nd BG ( N ) RAF Deopham Green 3/1/44; Missing in Action Pas de Calais 20/4/44 with Joe Thomas, Co-pilot: Lt ? Boyer, Navigator: Harry Holley, Ball turret gunner: Arnold Fisher,...

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:47:12 rossingtonj Changes to type
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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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