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731st 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 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

  • Lawrence Achman

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

  • Frank Acitelli

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group

  • Joseph Adamczyk

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4239995 'Cow Town Boogie' Ditched in Baltic. Interned Angelholm Sweden.

  • David Adams

    Military | Sergeant | 452nd Bomb Group
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  • Francis Adkins

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 February 1945 in B-17 44-8015. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Jerry Adkins

    Military | 452nd Bomb Group

  • Emanuel Agnello

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 452nd Bomb Group
    Hit by flack on 17 January 1945 on mission over Hamburg . Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Timothy Ahren

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Eindhofen on 8/9/44 in B-17 #42107225 POW

  • Maynard Ahrendt

    Military | 452nd Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-102575 Panda Monium

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/3/44; Gr Island 1/4/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 10/4/44; battle damaged Rechlin 25/8/44 with ?; o/s runway, all OK; ...

  • 42-102931

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/4/44; Hunter 4/5/44; Dow Fd 16/5/44; Assigned 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 20/5/44; Missing in Action Saarbrucken 9/11/44 with Francis Meyers, Co-pilot: Fred Prado, Navigator: Bob Hester, Bombardier: Aldo Valenzano, Flight engineer...

  • 42-107225

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 28/3/44; Kearney 6/4/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 22/4/44; damaged in taxi collision with 42-97206 at Harwick Afd 7/6/44; Missing in Action Eindhoven 9/8/44 with Horace Bradshaw, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-31318

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/10/43; Walla Walla 6/11/43; Assigned 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 6/1/44; Missing in Action Brunswick 10/2/44 with Milton Turner, Co-pilot: Major Don Dilger, Navigator: Francis Bauman, Bombardier: Gerald Hanus, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-31331 MON TETE ROUGE aka TINA TANGERINE

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/10/43; Walla Walla 6/11/43; Assigned 731BS/452BG Deopham Green; Missing in Action Berlin 8/3/44 with Glenn Butterworth, Co-pilot: Joe Schaller, Navigator: Chas Mueller, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Mullany, Radio...

  • 42-31337

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 1/1/44; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Howard Sweeny, Navigator: Leo Dwyer, Bombardier: John Galloway, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ken Gillanders, Radio...

  • 42-31354 'Lounge Lizard' aka 'Dixie Jane'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/10/43; Walla Walla 10/11/43; Assigned 385BG Gt Ashfield 5/1/44; transferred 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 6/1/44; Missing in Action Berlin 8/3/44 with Durward Sorensen, Co-pilot: Bob Evans, Navigator: Henry Hambrick, Bombardier:...

  • 42-31359

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 3/1/44; Missing in Action Berlin 21/6/43 with Harry Lerum{broke ankle}, Melvin Van Gundy{broke ankle}, Ken Salsbury, George Slessman (4 Prisoner of War); Dick Dean,...

  • 42-31366 OLD OUTHOUSE - NEVER A DRY RUN aka SNAKE EYES.

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 3/1/44; Missing in Action Kaltenkirchen 7/4/45 with Dave Owens, Co-pilot: Jim Smouse, Navigator: Gene Ahrens, Bombardier: John Kennedy, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-31373 Flakstop

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned 731BS/452BG [7D-V] Deopham Green 3/1/44; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/43 with Chas Wagner, Radio Operator: Francis Shaffer, Waist gunner: Joe Tracey, Waist gunner: Fred Richmond,Tail gunner:...

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:49:10 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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