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General Orders No. 990, Citation, 16 November 1944



  • 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...

  • 731st Bomb Squadron


  • Donald Eastwood

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | airplane mechanic

  • Norris Harbold

    Military | Major | Chief of Staff
    DFC/ AM/ LOM

  • George Keating

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew Chief; Airplane Maintenance Technician; Instructor, Airplane Maintenance
    Received a bronze star from 3rd AD for for his outstanding performance of his duties in aircraft maintenance in 76 bombardment opertions against the enemy which resulted in no plane being forced to return because of mechanical failures. Campaigns:...


  • 43-38318

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/7/44; Kearney 29/7/44; Grenier 8/8/44; Assigned 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 10/8/44; while under instruction with John Sanda aircraft ran off runway and clipped mobile lighting unit, damaging tailplane and stabilizer 25/4/45;...


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
04 December 2016 20:28:59 keatinglyn Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

I found this in the papers Dad kept from his time in the service