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Everett L Wales, George W Haggerty and James J Doherty of the 452nd Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "The Punched Fowl". Image via Walt Chochrek. A veteran has handwritten on the reverse: '[Asterisks indicate airman is deceased] Three original members of "The Punched Fowl" crew, 452nd Bomb Grp, 730th Sqdn, Pilot James H Valee*. Left to Right- Everett L Wales* Raidio OP. George W Haggerty*- Rt Waist, James J Doherty- tail gunner.'



  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 730th Bomb Squadron


  • James Doherty

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner

  • George Haggerty

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Right waist gunner
    Staff Sergeant George W Haggerty was a right waist gunner for the lead crew of the 730th Bomb Squadron, 452nd Bomb Group.

  • Everett Wales

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator


Date Contributor Update
27 January 2015 11:47:39 rossingtonj Changes to unit associations

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

Date Contributor Update
05 January 2015 16:54:00 rossingtonj Changes to person associations

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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08 September 2014 15:25:13 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection