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43-38868

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Hunter 30/9/45; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 13/10/44; over Plauen 26/3/45 Navigator: Jack Orshansky KIA; Missing in Action Parchim, Ger 7/4/45 with Bill Richardson, Co-pilot: Hjalmer Molner, Navigator: Bob Renaud, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jack Kennedy, Radio Operator: Jim Satterfield, Ball turret gunner: John Loveless, Waist gunner: Newell Snarr,Tail gunner: Julius Albavich(8 Killed in Action); Bombardier: Sgt Vance Urban, rcm-Stephen Kiss (2 Prisoner of War); rammed by Sonderkommando Elbe Me109, crashed Schwarmstedt, near Hamburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 13888.

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...

  • 728th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Julius Aibavich

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 7 April 1945 in A/C #43-38868, Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Morton Burkholder

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Served at Deopham Green from January 05, '45 - April 09, '45. 728th Squadron

  • Jack Kennedy

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA)/Crashed near Hamburg, Germany B-17

  • Stephen Kiss

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radar Counter Measures Operator, Radio Counter Measures | 452nd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW)/Crashed near Hamburg, Germany B-17

  • John Loveless

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA)/Crashed near Hamburg, Germany B-17

  • Hjalmer Molner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Hjalmer Molner served as a co-pilot with the 452nd Bomb Group out of Deopham Green, England. On 7 April 1945, he was flying in B-17 43-38868 and was Killed in Action (KIA) near Hamburg, Germany.

  • Jack Orshansky

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on Mission 234 in Plane # 43-38868

  • Robert Renaud

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 7 April 1945 in AC #4338868. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William Richardson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA), crashed near Hamburg, Germany B-17

  • James Satterfield

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA)/crashed near Hamburg, Germany B-17

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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 7 April 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 13888 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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