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George H Keating, ground crew chief, with his first aircraft

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...

  • 731st Bomb Squadron

People

  • 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:...

Aircraft

  • 42-31319 Tangerine

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/10/43; Walla Walla 7/11/43; Assigned 731BS/452BG [7D-S] Deopham Green 6/1/44; crashed on take off for mission 26/4/44 but unable to gain altitude, with Hugh Wilson, Co-pilot: Rich Bell, Navigator: Fred Duhm, Bombardier: Bill...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 December 2016 20:53:30 keatinglyn Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

scan from personal collection of George H Keating

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