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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 19/10/43; Gt Falls 1/11/43; Denver 20/11/43; Prestwick 8/1/44; Assigned 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 9/1/44; force landed mid air coll with 42-102660 24/2/44; Salvaged 28/12/44; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 4/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 10/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 13/12/45. FRIVOLOUS SAL.

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

  • 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

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

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 February 2018 18:52:44 Pete Changes to media associations
Sources

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

Date Contributor Update
19 April 2016 18:38:00 Pete Changes to nicknames, markings, unit associations and place associations
Sources

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

Date Contributor Update
19 April 2016 18:33:23 Pete Changes to media associations
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

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