Skip to main content

Grave of Dixon I. Wands
452nd BG - 729th BS
Cambridge American Cemetery

Connections

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...

  • 729th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Dixon Wands

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) 21 April 1944 in AC #4239971 'Little Chum' Weather was very poor, but the crews took off. It was completely fogged in; the ceiling was 1,000 ft. It was still foggy at 14,000 feet. It was at this altitude that the plane ran into...

Locations

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2016 02:52:36 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2016 02:52:36 466thHistorian Changes to place associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

Share