Thetus C Odom

Colonel TC Odom, Group commander of the 352nd Bomb Group christens a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 43-37817) nicknamed "Mollita". Image via Walt Cochrek. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Ground commander Col TC Odom christens his "Ship".

Object Number - FRE 1811 - Colonel Thetus C Odom, Group commander of the 452nd Bomb Group christens a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 43-37817) nicknamed "Mollita". Image...

Col. Odom was CO 452nd BG at DEOPHAM GREEN 3 March 44 – 24 July 44.

He was acting Group Leader 11 April 1944 towards Rostock when A/C #42-39995 ‘COW TOWN BOOGIE’ had to make a forced landing in Sweden.


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Units served with

The insignia of the 452nd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 730th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner


  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Cow town boogie
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 731st Bomb Squadron



Date21 Mar 2021 18:49:35

Added punctuation to the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date11 Sep 2018 10:17:14

WWII European Theatre Army Records, Roster of Key Officers, January 1945 via Fold 3

Date2 Apr 2015 12:31:48

Information provided by Lennart Westergård

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