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748th Bomb Squadron

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  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

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Stations

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Based Glatton

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People

  • William Ackerson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down 7 October 1944 in B-17 #446469. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    KIS 5 April 1945 when B-17 #448153 'Miss Ida' exploded.

  • John Akers

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 457th Bomb Group

  • Hubert Akins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 457th Bomb Group

  • William Albro

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 457th Bomb Group

  • Harold Alhfors

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Damaged by flak and crashed in Switzerland on 7/12/44 in B-17 #4231552 POW

  • Elbert Allen

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 August 1944 in AC #4297558. Tis Me Sugar Killed in Action (KIA). AM/ PH

  • Dwight Anderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighters after bombs away on a mission to Lippstadt a/f, GR on 21 Feb 1944, B-17G #42-31588 returned to UK with No 3 engine out and the controls, oxygen, and radio systems damaged. RTD.

  • Robert Anderson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 457th Bomb Group

  • John Angier

    Military | Major | 1st Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Brake in B-17 #4297899 on 10/25/44

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Aircraft

  • 42-102905

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/4/44; Kearney 7/5/44; Grenier 15/5/44; Assigned 748BS/457BG [J] Glatton 16/5/44; Missing in Action Politz 7/10/44 with Clarence Jennings, Co-pilot: Dick Garland, Navigator: Martin Schwartz, Bombardier: Hardy Bell, Flight engineer...

  • 42-31517

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/11/43; Pendleton 24/11/43; with Leon Sachs force landed Denver, Co 8/12/43; Salt Lake 12/12/43; Wendover 14/12/43; Assigned 748BS/457BG [A] Glatton 15/12/43; Missing in Action Augsburg 25/2/44 with Jim Chinn, Co-pilot: Bob Cooper,...

  • 42-31552

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 21/11/43; Gt Falls 25/11/43; Wendover 12/12/43; Assigned 748BS/457BG [ -H] Glatton 26/1/44; damaged in return from mission crash landed base 4/5/44 Waist gunner: Edwin Waggoner (Killed in Service– in the crash); Missing in Action...

  • 42-31568

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 21/11/43; Billings 25/11/43; Wendover 12/12/43; Grenier 20/1/44; Assigned 750BS/457BG [O] Glatton 8/2/44; 748BS; Missing in Action French A/fds 14/6/44 with Bill Rogers, Co-pilot: Stan Wolczanski, Navigator: Wilbert Collard, n/g-Sgt...

  • 42-31607

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/11/43; Wendover 12/10/43; Presque Is 19/1/44; Assigned 748BS/457BG [B] Glatton 23/2/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 12/5/44 with John Akers, Co-pilot: Chas Scott, Navigator: Lloyd Dell, Bombardier: Leo Kruszinski, Flight engineer...

  • 42-31615

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/11/43; Portland 28/11/43; Wendover 9/12/43; Presque Is 26/1/44; Assigned 748BS/457BG [N] Glatton 5/2/44; Missing in Action Hamburg 20/6/44 with Bill Bomer, Co-pilot: Jack Lade, Navigator: Chas Curione, Bombardier: Robin Hill,...

  • 42-31618

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/11/43; Rock Springs 8/12/43; Wendover 9/12/43; Grenier 20/1/44; Assigned 750BS/457BG [D] Glatton 27/1/44; 748BS; Missing in Action Florennes 14/6/44 with Jim LaPaze, Bombardier: Chas Rogers, Radio Operator: Elmer Velicer, Ball...

  • 42-31627

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/11/43; Gt Falls 1/12/43; Cheyenne 3/12/43; Wendover 11/12/43; Assigned 748BS/457BG Glatton 26/1/44; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Roy Graves, Co-pilot: Wayne McLeod, Navigator: Jim Salay, Bombardier: Herbert Witte, Flight...

  • 42-32101 'El Lobo II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; Kearney 5/2/44; Assigned 748BS/457BG [F] Glatton 6/3/44; battle damaged 113m Hannover 14/3/45, force landed Lohne, Fr.; Salvaged. EL LOBO II.

  • 42-38021 Mission Maid

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/11/43; Wendover 7/12/43; Assigned 384BG Grafton Underwood 10/12/43; transferred 748BS/457BG [K] Glatton 26/1/44; 751BS; force landed continent 14/2/45, declared W/W and transferred 5 SAD, then modified as lifeboat carrier for Air...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 April 2015 03:35:38 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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my photo , squadron patch on right Not affliated with other sqdn .

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:48:39 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added.

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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