Deopham Green

Airfield

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

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lil Skunk Face
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 381st Bomb Group 482nd Bomb Group 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 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

Revisions

Date21 Sep 2017 10:27:11
ContributorLucy May
Sources

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

Date5 Jun 2015 18:40:58
ContributorPete
Sources

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

Date25 Dec 2014 08:50:20
ContributorLinda Bryan
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This is where Herb was stationed.--LBryan

Date27 Sep 2014 18:02:16
ContributorAAM
Sources

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

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