Delivered Cheyenne 8/3/44; Gr Island 21/3/44; Kearney 10/5/44; Bangor 25/5/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 26/5/44; battle damaged en route Poltava 21/6/44 with ?; force landed France; re-ass 49BS/2BG Amendola, It; taxi accident with RAF aircraft 5/2/45 with Dick Edelen; Salvaged 6/2/45.


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Sergeant George Mondale, Lieutenant Ernest Demaray, Sergeant John McCallum and Lieutenant Roger Soth of the 452nd Bomb Group with Russian personnel. Image via William C Gaither. Letter from Gaither enclosed with print: ‘These photographers were taken at Poltava, Russia on June 22 1944. On June 21st my group, the 452d and others flew from England to Poltava en route hitting oil refinery at Rhurland, Germany. That night after landing German dive bombers bombed the field destroying ninety or more B-17 airc
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Eastern Command Headquarters (ESCOM)


Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:09

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log