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B-17s of the 452nd Bomb Group. 43-38982 and 43-38093



  • 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...

  • 728th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-38093

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/6/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Dow Fd 20/7/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 21/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 11/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-38982, Bachelor's Den Bachelor's Den

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 29/10/44; Dow Fd 7/11/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 10/11/44. ...


  • 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
09 April 2018 14:53:49 general ira snapsorter Changes to caption and aircraft associations

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Date Contributor Update
07 April 2018 17:02:32 Pete Created entry with unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.