Glatton

Airfield
The mission board of the 457th Bomb Group. Official caption printed on image: '(GM-299-2-457)(16/5/45)(Op's Board's).'

Object Number - FRE 1902 - The status board of the 457th Bomb Group at Glatton, after the end of combat operations May 1945. Official caption printed on image:...

Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm despite its proximity to the take-offs and landings of four-engined B-17 Flying Fortresses. The 457th Bomb Group lost 83 aircraft in action. The Group has a memorial to the men who died serving from Glatton air base in the Conington church graveyard.

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 748th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 750th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 751st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 751st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16071582
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 751st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31254702
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Armorer; Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 757th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 602nd Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date31 Aug 2017 09:11:16
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Connected aircraft records that have 'Glatton' in their biography fields.

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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