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General Orders #66, 1st Air Division, 3 May 1944



  • 41st Combat Bomb Wing
  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb 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...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb 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...

  • 448th Sub-Depot
  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...


  • William Anstead

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner, Ball Turret Gunner
    Wounded on B-17 #42-31495, 24 April 1944, 8th Air Force mission #315. 29 combat missions.

  • James Baird

    Military | Sergeant

  • John Bonanza

    Military | Staff Sergeant
    Assigned to 544BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Brooks

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Wounded in B-17G #42-107058 on a mission to Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, 24 April 1944.

  • Deston Cleland

    Military | Sergeant

  • Charles Gowder

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    2LT Charles F. Gowder, 384TH Bombardment Group, 546 Bombardment Squadron was awarded The Distinguished Service Cross for heroism on 24 April 1944. ...

  • Gerald Heim

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed near Perching in B-17 #4297178

  • Lloyd Horton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot. B-17. Satan's Playmate.

  • Edwin Kanolewski

    Military | Sergeant

  • Sigmund Matican

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down May 1944 in B-17 #4231495 'Wabbit Twacks. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

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