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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 10/2/44; Kearney 4/3/44; Presque Is 11/3/44; Assigned 748BS/457BG Glatton 31/3/44; detailed mission with Owen Coffman, Co-pilot: Stewart Barnes, Navigator: Joe Paddock, Bombardier: Lowell Baker, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Roy Logan, Ball turret gunner: Jim Hilty, Waist gunner: Don Moore (7 Killed in Action); Radio Operator: Lloyd Larson, Waist gunner: Morris Walker,Tail gunner: John Medica (3 Returned to Duty); after caught in prop wash in clouds crashed Park Farm, Hoxne, Sfk. 21/4/44. Salvaged 23/4/45.



  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb 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...


  • Deopham Green

    Military site : airfield
    Deopham Green was another air base constructed after America's entry into the war to Class A standards for use by the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. When the 452nd Bomb Group arrived in January 1943 they found a main runway of 2,000 yards, two...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield


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Date Contributor Update
15 February 2018 18:01:24 Pete Changes to unit associations

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

Date Contributor Update
07 February 2018 21:51:11 Erwin de Mooij Changes to manufacturer, description and unit associations

This information is from the webmaster/lead historian of the 457th Bomb Group Association and the Accident Report on this planes crash.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:10 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log