Delivered Cheyenne 20/7/44; Kearney 29/7/44; Grenier 8/8/44; Assigned 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 10/8/44; while under instruction with John Sanda aircraft ran off runway and clipped mobile lighting unit, damaging tailplane and stabilizer 25/4/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 8/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45.
Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew Chief; Airplane Maintenance Technician; Instructor, Airplane Maintenance | 452nd Bomb Group
Received a bronze star from 3rd AD for for his outstanding performance of his duties in aircraft maintenance in 76 bombardment opertions against the enemy which resulted in no plane being forced to return because of mechanical failures. Campaigns:...
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...
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