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42-107073

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 13/2/44; Kearney 21/2/44; Presque Is 4/4/44; Assigned 730BS/452BG Deopham Green [6K-J] 14/3/44; crash landed Honington base, Sfk. 30/7/44, repaired and returned to operations; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 7/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 8/11/45.

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...

  • 730th Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Abel

    Military | Technical Sergeant | waist gunner, nose gunner, toggelier B-17 | 452nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 730BS, 452BG, 8AF USAAF. Kaminski crew. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • 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

  • Douglas Davis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 452nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 730BS, 452BG, 8AF USAAF. Kaminski crew. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Johnnie Eilert

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 730BS, 452BG, 8AF USAAF. Kaminski crew. ETD Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars). Post war: Served in USAF in Korean conflict.

  • Jack Farnham

    Military | First Lieutenant | co-pilot B-17 | 452nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 730BS, 452BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Sidney Hargis

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Enlisted December 42. Flew 6 combat missions from 10/04/45 - 18/04/45 with the 730th SQ. Four of his missions were on 'Silver Shed House' #42-107073.

  • James Holyoak

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Flew 36 combat missions with the 730th SQ from 06/11/44 - 01/03/45. Several B-17's - however flew several times on 43-38193 and 42-107073 'Silver Shed House.'

  • Edward Hood

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 2 January 1945 in AC #43-38921.

  • Matthew Hunter

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 730BS, 452BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 12-Apr-44 in B-17 42-31334 '3 Cads and a Lad'. Plane crashed in North Sea. Returned to base. RTD Awards: AM (3OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Edward Kaminski

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 730th Squadron. ...

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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...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 October 2015 20:33:51 Pete Changes to nicknames, unit associations and place associations
Sources

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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