Deopham Green

Airfield
media-16263.jpeg UPL 16263 Deopham Green Memorial

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

Object Number - UPL 16263 - Deopham Green Memorial

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 auxiliary runways, each 1400-yards in length, two T2-type hangars, 50 hardstandings and temporary buildings to accommodation nearly 3,000 men. The Group stayed for the rest of the war, flying 250 missions at the high cost of 110 lost bombers.

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33601397
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12221035
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Electronics Warfare Officer (EWO)
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron 729th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 730th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot

Aircraft

A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-9019) nicknamed "Little Skunk Face" of the 92nd Bomb Group prepares for take off. Printed caption on reverse: 'New "Fortress" Makes History In The Air. Oct. 1942. The most striking development of the war in the air is undoubtedly the sensational success of the American "Boeing" Flying Fortresses in the daylight bombing of enemy-occupied territory. In the most recent operation 105 German craft were destroyed, probably destroyed or damaged, for the loss of four bombe
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lil Skunk Face
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group 381st Bomb Group 482nd Bomb Group 92nd Bomb Group 97th Bomb Group 327th Bomb Squadron 414th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Cest La Guerre
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 729th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 729th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lovely lady
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 729th Bomb Squadron

Related videos and documents

  • Media Type: Video
  • Object Number: UPL 31064
  • Description: Talked to my dad's bombardier Jame K. Rees a few years ago...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Collection Name: 452nd Bomb Group collection
  • Object Number: Document 25003
  • Description: missions where Steve Andrychuk boarded the aircraft
  • Media Type: Document
  • Collection Name: 452nd Bomb Group collection
  • Object Number: Document 25289
  • Description: List of 452nd Bomb Group Association members
  • Media Type: Document
  • Collection Name: 452nd Bomb Group collection
  • Object Number: Document 33851
  • Description: *1st/Lt James A. Compton piloted the B-17, 42-31368. The crew were 730th BS. The pilot, and Co-pilot, 1st/Lt. Alexander M Marva; *2nd/Lt Theadore E...

Revisions

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ContributorLucy May
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Connected aircraft records that have 'Deopham Green' in their biography fields.

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ContributorPete
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452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

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ContributorLinda Bryan
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This is where Herb was stationed.--LBryan

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ContributorAAM
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Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / Roger Freeman, Airfields of the Eighth Then And Now (London, 1978)

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