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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 26/7/44; Hunter 4/8/44; Grenier 14/8/44; Assigned 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 15/8/44; 729BS; Missing in Action Zwickau 19/3/45 with Vic Ettredge, Co-pilot: Don Franklin1st mission, Navigator: Art Burstein, Bombardier: George Peden, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jack Johnson, Radio Operator: Jim Fitzgerald, Ball turret gunner: Don Borden, rcm-Lewis Carter, Waist gunner: Howard Towns,Tail gunner: Art Darling (10 Prisoner of War); jet enemy aircraft, crashed Zwickau, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 13562. DAISY MAE.

Service

Units

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    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...

  • 729th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Don Borden

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Zwickau on 19 Mar 45 in B-17 'Daisey Mae' #4338368

  • Arthur Burstein

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Zwickau on 19 Mar 45 in B-17 'Daisey Mae' #4338368

  • Lewis Carter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Counter Measures/Right Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Zwickau on 19 Mar 45 in B-17 'Daisey Mae' #4338368

  • Laurence Codeglia

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Bob Codeglia survived 34 missions as a waist gunner between September 5th 1944 and February 6th 1945. His Mission list is in the PDF Document

  • Arthur Darling

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crshed near Zwickau on 19 Mar 45 in B-17 'Daisey Mae' #4338368

  • Victor Ettredge

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Zwickau on 19 Mar 45 in B-17 'Daisy Mae' #4338368

  • James Fitzgerald

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Zwickau on 19 Mar 45 in B-17 'Daisey Mae' #4338368

  • Donald Franklin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed ner Zwickau on 19 Mar 45 in B-17 'Daisey Mae' #4338368

  • Jack Johnson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Zwickau on 19 Mar 45 in B-17 'Daisey Mae' #4338368

  • George Peden

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 452nd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Zwickau on 19 Mar 45 in B-17 'Daisey Mae' #4338368

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Places

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 19 March 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 May 2020 14:45:21 Robert Hoyt Changes to media associations
Sources

Flight crew

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2020 22:06:59 Robert Hoyt Changes to nicknames
Sources

Name in descriptions.

Date Contributor Update
16 July 2015 21:04:51 DaiseyMaeB17 Changes to description
Sources

Entered by Lewis Carter's grandson after reading story by Edward T. Hinrichs (Sept. 10, 1987) about missions flown .

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 13562 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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