453rd Bomb Group

Group

Object Number - UPL 13169 - 453rd Bomb Group insignia engraved on memorial at Old Buckenham Airfield, Norfolk.

As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne assault across the Rhine in March 1945. The 733rd Bomb Squadron completed a record 82 consecutive missions without loss. Actor James Stewart was Group Executive Officer from March 1944.

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

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Old Buckenham 1943-12-22 - 1945-05-09

Encompassing

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 732nd Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Crew Chief
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Crew Chief
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: GP
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Reconnaissance Car Crewman

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Archibald
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 735th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Ginnie
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 733rd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Begin The Beguine
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 732nd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Blondes Away
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 733rd Bomb Squadron 734th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Cee Gee
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 732nd Bomb Squadron

Mission

Revisions

Date6 May 2019 20:27:03
Contributorjjskhodges
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Photos owned by Jan Hodges

Date9 Mar 2018 15:27:59
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2nd Air Division Memorial Library

Date13 Mar 2015 15:20:05
Contributorrossingtonj
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Type added.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:45
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / The Mighty Eighth. A History of the Units, Men and Machines of the US 8th Air Force.' by Roger A. Freeman (1989). 'Air Force Combat Units of World War II' compiled by the Department of the US Air Force, edited by Maurice Maurer (1983). / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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