The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...
The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...
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...
This was the first of two 92nd Combat Bomb Wings in the 8AF. ...
10 February 1945
'Disney' bombs are dropped on E-boat pens in Ijmuiden, Holland. The 4,500 lb rocket propelled bombs were designed to penetrated up to 20ft of concrete before exploding.
Military | Major General | Commanding Officer | 303rd Bomb Group
Commanding officer 384th Bomb Group from 6-Sep-43 to 23-Nov-43 then was given command of the 94th Combat Bomb wing. ...
Military | Major | Bombardier; Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
Original crew of 384th on activation in 1942, Boise, Idaho. Squadron Bombardier & lead crew -- Pilot Phil Algar. Flew the August 17, 1943 and the October 14, 1943 missions. [Schweinfurt] Led Group on Black Thursday (October 14, 1943. ) Awarded DFC...
Military | First Lieutenant | Lead Bombardier | 457th Bomb Group
Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer | 303rd Bomb Group
13 Feb-42 Assigned as Operations Officer of 303 Bomb Group at Pendleton Field, Pendleton, Oregon with the rank of Major. 15-Sep-42 appointed Commanding Office of 303BG/359th Bombardment Squadron. See Biography events. MISSION participation currently...
Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 457th Bomb Group
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot, Air Executive | 303rd Bomb Group
Completed 5 x combat missions with 303BG. Transferred to 401BG. Awards: Croix de Guerre (Palmleaf), DFC, AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME(4 battle stars).
Airspeed Oxford DF399, assigned to 92nd BG between June 8th and August 27th 1943, transferred to Headquarters Sqn, 482nd Bomb Group, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 94th Combat Bomb Wing, 8AF USAAF.
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / 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)