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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 27/2/44; Hunter 15/3/44; Dow Fd 10/4/44; Assigned 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 20/4/44 MUGWUMP; Missing in Action Hamburg 17/1/45 with Maylan Skoglund, Co-pilot: Don Horning, Navigator: John Samos, Bombardier: Leroy Krug, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jay Losselyong, Radio Operator: Tony Butera, Ball turret gunner: Don Newman, Waist gunner: Arvin Halbach,Tail gunner: Ed Verga (9 Prisoner of War); flak damage, headed for Sweden but force landed Guderott, near Suderbrarup, five miles SW of Kappeln, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 11794. C'EST LA GUERRE.



  • 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...

  • 729th Bomb Squadron


  • Anthony Butera

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 452nd Bomb Group

  • 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

  • Arvin Halbach

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group

  • Donald Horning

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group

  • Leroy Krug

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 452nd Bomb Group

  • Jay Losselyong

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group

  • Donald Newman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group

  • John Samos

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Crashed near Kiel on 17 Jan 45 in B-17 'Cest La Guerre' 42-102397, Prisoner of War.

  • Maylan Skoglund

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group

  • Edward Verga

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Kiel on 17 Jan 45 in B-17 'Cest La Guerre' 42-102397


  • 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...


Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 17 January 1945


Date Contributor Update
30 June 2016 16:53:25 Pete Changes to nicknames, markings and place associations

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:09 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11794 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database