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Capt. Russell M. Fowler, Pilot, 613 Sq., 401 BG - Crew ferried Son of A Blitz, ser. 42-31081 to England when the 401st transited to Deenethorpe, and flew Son of A Blitz on most of their Missions when in-service (and not grounded for repairs or battle damage).

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  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 613th Bomb Squadron

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  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 August 2017 17:23:02 Win Bryson Changes to collection and caption
Sources

Photo source - Fowler Family (not the 401st BlueBook Unit history).

Date Contributor Update
29 July 2017 16:11:52 Win Bryson Changes to caption
Sources

W. Bryson interview, Chas. Kashner, Crewman

Date Contributor Update
28 July 2017 00:05:18 Win Bryson Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Photo from 401st Unit History 'BlueBook'

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