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749th 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

Connections

People

  • Edward Agers

    Military | Master Sergeant | Crew Chief | 457th Bomb Group
    Good Conduct Medal/ EAME Medal w/ 1 Silver Star & 1 Bronze Star

  • John Akers

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #4231607. Prisoner of War (POW). POW; Purple Heart

  • Wesley Akins

    Military | First Lieutenant | 457th Bomb Group

  • Roy Allen

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Crashed At Combles 6/14/44 in B-17 42-97579

  • Jacob Alpert

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 457th Bomb Group
    INT Damaged by flak and landed in Switzerland on 7/12/44 in B-17 'Hell's Belle #446111

  • Carl Altimus

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 457th Bomb Group
    INT Damaged by flak and landed in Switzerland on 7/12/44 in B-17 'Hell's Belle' #446111

  • Tom Ambrose

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 457th Bomb Group

  • Clarence Anderson

    Military | 457th Bomb Group

  • Frank Anderson

    Military | Sergeant | 457th Bomb Group

  • George Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | 457th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-102948 The Denver Bandit

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/4/44; Kearney 2/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned 749BS/457BG [D] Glatton 23/5/44; Missing in Action Magdeburg 28/9/44 with Keylon Clarke, Navigator: Walt Sundling, Bombardier: Bob Smith, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albt...

  • 42-107034 Rampant Pansy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 3/2/44; Dow Fd 18/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 1/5/44; no ops, transferred 749BS/457BG [K] Glatton 3/5/44; battle damaged Stuttgart 9/12/44 with ?; crash landed continent, Salvaged 2 SAD. RAMPANT PANSY.

  • 42-31531

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 20/11/43; Gt Falls 22/11/43; Wendover 11/12/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG Rougham 25/1/44; transferred 749BS/457BG [J] Glatton 26/1/44; Missing in Action Brunswick 29/3/44 with Lewis Lennartson,Tail gunner: Omer Fontaine (2 Killed in Action)...

  • 42-31613 'Sharon Kay'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/11/43; Billings 29/11/43; Wendover 10/12/43; Assigned 749BS/457BG Glatton 27/1/44; transferred 325BS/92BG [NV-N] Horham 11/3/44; on return from mission 19/4/44 with Carl Coker, Co-pilot: Ed Stapleton, Navigator: Jack Dorkin,...

  • 42-31629

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/11/43; Wendover 12/12/43; Presque Is 19/1/44; Assigned 749BS/457BG [J] Glatton 26/1/44; Missing in Action Warnemunde 9/4/44 with Dave Parks, Co-pilot: Floyd Grove, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Don Kesselmeyer, Radio Operator...

  • 42-32079

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/1/44; Kearney 15/2/44; Grenier 25/3/44; Presque Is 28/3/44; Assigned 749BS/457BG [B] Glatton 9/6/44; Missing in Action Osnabruck 26/9/44 with Carl Gooch, n/b-Rupert Phipps, Radio Operator: Clem Kelsey, Ball turret gunner: Leo...

  • 42-32086 You Never Know

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/1/44; Kearney 7/2/44; Presque Is 18/2/44; Assigned 401BG Deenethorpe 3/3/44; transferred 749BS/457BG [N] Glatton 5/3/44; battle damaged Mannheim 9/9/44 with Loren Hampton, Co-pilot: Orville Hocker, Navigator: Bob Mattox,...

  • 42-38064 Half and Half

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/12/43; Wendover 11/12/43; Grenier 10/1/44; Assigned 749BS/457BG [G/Q] Glatton 26/1/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 8/11/44 with Arnett Furr, Co-pilot: Sterling Book, Navigator: Joe Andrews, Bombardier: Leon Plagianos, Flight...

  • 42-38113 Rene III

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/12/43; Gr Island 29/12/43; Presque Is 21/1/44; Assigned 749BS/457BG [A] Glatton 23/1/44; then 750BS [R]; Missing in Action [105m] Rheine 21/3/44 with Craig Creason, Ralph Gray, Rudi Haumann, Tom Madigan, Blair Arsenault, Ralph...

  • 42-97062

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; Kearney 20/2/44; Presque Is 2/3/44; Assigned 94BG Rougham 3/3/44; transferred 749BS/457BG [J] Glatton 15/3/44; Missing in Action Le Bourget 14/6/44 with Malcolm Johnson, Co-pilot: Lt Col Ray Cobb{mission CO}, Flight engineer...

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:48:34 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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