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John Morton - Denison, 351st BG, KIA

Connections

Units

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 511th Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Morton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Beendorf in B-17 #42-38146, Killed in Action (KIA).

Locations

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2016 02:30:20 466thHistorian Changes to unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://351st.org/ken.harbour/

Date Contributor Update
18 May 2016 16:31:53 general ira snapsorter Created entry with collection and caption
Sources

"Iowans of the Mighty Eighth", Chapter 19 "Killed in Action", by Charles D Taylor

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