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"With a background of vapour trails, Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortresses" of the 452nd Bomb Group wing their way over Nazi-occupied territory en route to their target for the day - German airfield at Chateaudun, France, 28 March 1944. 8th Air Force attacks on vital Nazi airfields helped to draw the iron ring around Germany. (Altitude 18,000 feet). Taken by Sgt Melvin S Jenner."



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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


  • Melvin Jenner

    Military | Chief Master Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    25 missions in B-17, February to June 1944; 15 missions in A-20, January 1943 to February 1944. Flew on Lady Satan Air Medal w/ 10 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster


  • 42-31330 Dog Breath

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned 728BS/452BG [9Z-O] Deopham Green 3/1/44; return from mission 26/3/44 with Herman Beuchat, Co-pilot: Everett Phillips, Navigator: Capt Art Miller, Bombardier: Bob Davis, Bombardier: Lt Jack...


Date Contributor Update
29 April 2018 10:53:53 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations