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First load of napalm delivered in European Theater of Operations.

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Units

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    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

Aircraft

  • 42-39970 E-Rat-Icator

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Only B-17 to arrive with 452nd BG in England and return to the US serving the entire tour of the group. 120 recorded bombing missions and 138 recorded take-offs. Survived the war. Was originally the aircraft of the Jack Mitsch Crew. ...

Locations

  • Deopham Green

    Military site : airfield
    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...

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Date Contributor Update
17 May 2015 17:55:56 Pete Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and place associations
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