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730th 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

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Based Deopham Green

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  • James Abel

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | waist gunner, nose gunner, toggelier B-17 | 452nd Bomb Group

  • Andrew Abramson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | navigator | 452nd Bomb Group

  • 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

  • Robert Adams

    Military | 452nd Bomb Group

  • Lawrence Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 452nd Bomb Group
    Crash landed at Culverton, Devonshire on the return from a mission to Frankfurt, GR on 20 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-39858. TD. A bomb from one of the planes above them hit the nose and instantly killed Lt. Anderson and sheered the nose off. Killed in...

  • Placido Andrade

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Placido was one of 5 sons of Placido and Diluvina Andrade, a 5-Blue Star Family from Los Angeles, CA. Placido and his brothers, Albert-USA, Leonard-USA, Alfred-USA, and Danny-USN, all served during World War II. Placido was an original crew member of ...

  • Marvin Armstrong

    Military | 452nd Bomb Group

  • Vernon Aubin

    Military | 452nd Bomb Group

  • Merton Baldwin

    Military | 452nd Bomb Group

  • Michael Barbara

    Military | 452nd Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-107036 Big Noise II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 3/2/44; Dow Fd 15/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 3/5/44; transferred 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 6/5/44; Missing in Action Berlin 21/6/44 with John Sorensen, Co-pilot: Albt Weibel, Navigator: Curtis Patterson, Bombardier: Jerome Morse,...

  • 42-107037

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 3/2/44; Dow Fd 16/3/44; Assigned 385BG Gt Ashfield 13/3/44; transferred 452BG Deopham Green [ -H] 14/3/44; suffered battle damaged and crash landed near Caister, Norfolk, with McKenzie; Salvaged 11/4/44.

  • 42-107073 Silver Shed House

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 13/2/44; Kearney 21/2/44; Presque Is 4/4/44; Assigned 730BS/452BG Deopham Green [6K-J] 14/3/44; crash landed Honington base, Sfk. 30/7/44, repaired and returned to operations; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South...

  • 42-31325

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/10/43; Walla Walla 6/11/43; Assigned 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 12/1/44; Missing in Action Frankfurt 8/2/44 with Bob Lorenzi, Co-pilot: Bob Costello, Navigator: Paul Packer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed Sweeney (4 evaded...

  • 42-31332 FRIVOLOUS SAL

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/10/43; Gt Falls 1/11/43; Denver 20/11/43; Prestwick 8/1/44; Assigned 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 9/1/44; force landed mid air coll with 42-102660 24/2/44; Salvaged 28/12/44; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 4/7/45; 4168 Base Unit,...

  • 42-31334 Three Cads And A Lad

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Vandalia 21/10/43; Bunker Hill 10/11/43; Denver 20/11/43; Gt Falls 10/12/43; Nutts Corner (Belfast) 5/1/44; Assigned 730BS/452BG [6K- ] Deopham Green 6/1/44; Missing in Action Leipzig 12/4/44 with Leland Evers, Navigator: Jules Jacobs,...

  • 42-31341

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/10/43; Gr Island 6/11/43; Assigned 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 3/12/43; Missing in Action Berlin 4/3/44 with Art Mittman, Co-pilot: Francis Betenson, Navigator: Byron Dillingham, Bombardier: Ralph Karkow, Ball turret gunner: John...

  • 42-31360 Smokey Liz, Snake Eyes

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned 731BS/452BG [7D-P] Deopham Green 5/1/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 28/9/44 with Larry Downey, Co-pilot: Chas Gilette, Navigator: Ed O’Neill, Bombardier: Jack Short, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-31919 'Evanton Babe'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/1/44; Kearney 13/1/44; Grenier 25/1/44; Assigned 452BG Deopham Green 4/2/44; battle damaged Berlin 6/3/44 with Bob Schimmel (Returned to Duty); Co-pilot: Tom Mahalovich, Navigator: Hernry Orberg, Radio Operator: Gil Westervelt, brg...

  • 42-37947 "Princess Pat"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 23/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned 729th BS / 452nd BG ( Q ) RAF Deopham Green 4/1/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/5/44 with Bruce Davis, Co-pilot: Truman Manning, Navigator: Dave Foust, Bombardier: John Sundborg, Flight engineer...

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Date Contributor Update
10 April 2015 03:31:17 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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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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