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42-31330

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 22/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned 728BS/452BG [9Z-O] Deopham Green 3/1/44; return from mission 26/3/44 with Herman Beuchat, Co-pilot: Everett Phillips, Navigator: Capt Art Miller, Bombardier: Bob Davis, Bombardier: Lt Jack Miller (KIA-died in nav’s arms), rest unknown; Missing in Action Bordeaux 19/6/44 with Clark Graham, Co-pilot: Bob Jones, Navigator: Chas Weinberger, Bombardier: Herb Fletcher, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Wayne England, Radio Operator: Jim Warnick, Ball turret gunner: Bob Stittsworth, Waist gunner: Gordon Hansen, Waist gunner: Jesse Roberts,Tail gunner: Bill Holmes (10INT); flak hit in #1, the #2 failed, force landed Luceni, near Zaragoza, Spain. Missing Air Crew Report 5931. DOG BREATH.

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

  • Roland Clark

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Flew on B-17 'Dog Breath' part of Pinson's Crew

  • Wayne England

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    B-17 Dog Breath #4231330 had mechanical failure and landed in Spain on 6/19/44 INT

  • Herbert Fletcher

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 452nd Bomb Group
    B-17 Dog Breath #4231330 had mech. failure and landed in Spain on 6/19/44 INT

  • Clark Graham

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    B-17 'Dog Breath' #42-31330 lost two engines in a bombing mission over Bordeaux, France and landed in Spain on 6/19/44, Interred (INT). All crew members survived and returned safely. Same crew shows up standing in front of "Sack Time Sioux" just after...

  • Gordon Hansen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    B-17 Dog Breath #4231330 had mech failure and landed in Spain on ; 6/19/44 INT

  • William Holmes

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    B-17 Dog Breath #4231330 had mech failure and landed in Spain on 6/19/44 INT

  • Robert Jones

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    B-17 Dog Breath' #4231330 had mechanical failure and landed in Spain on 6/19/44. INT

  • Jack Miller

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    On 22 Jan 1944, pilot mistook Watton for his home field and B-17G #42-39942 landed on runway under construction and crashed. RTD. Killed in Action (KIA) by flak in B-17G #42-31330 'Dog Breath'.

  • Herbert Radabaugh

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Aerial Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Flew on B-17s named 'Dog Breath' and 'Big Barn Smell'. Completed 31 missions. AM w/Oak Leaf Cluster, DFC, EAME

  • Jesse Roberts

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    B-17 Dog Breath #4231330 had mechanical failure and landed in Spain on 6/19/44 INT

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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) France 19 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 May 2016 17:47:46 Pete Changes to markings
Sources

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

Date Contributor Update
06 May 2016 23:15:47 Pete Changes to nicknames
Sources

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:37 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 5931 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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