457th Bomb Group

Group
Unofficial emblem of the 457th Bomb Group.

Object Number - FRE 5193 - Unofficial emblem of the 457th Bomb Group.

The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were Gutersloh and Lippstadt. Although the Group continued to strike German industrial targets, they also undertook tactical missions. D-Day found them bombing coastal defences along the Cherbourg peninsula. The Group continued to switch between strategic and support missions for the remainder of the war. After VE Day, the Group transported POWs from Austria to France.

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Based

Glatton 21 January 1944 - 21 June 1945

Encompassing

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 751st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 748th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 757th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: What's Next?
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 750th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 748th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: The Denver Bandit
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 749th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Paper Doll
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 751st Bomb Squadron

Mission

  • Date: 13 April 1944
  • Date: 20 April 1944
  • Date: 22 April 1944

Revisions

Date2 Nov 2015 00:54:51
Contributormseeber99
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Wikipedia

Date10 Apr 2015 18:32:49
ContributorEMBLEMHUNTER
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my photo
Group emblem far left,
others not related to unit

Date23 Oct 2014 11:37:48
ContributorTony A
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The Fireball Outfit by Ken Blakeborough

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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