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"Boeing B-17, part of a formation of "Flying Fortresses" of the 452nd Bomb Group en route to blast a vital target in Nazi-occupied France as part of airplane to pulverize all vitally important war objectives. Nazi airfield at Bordeaux, France, was the target of this mission 27 March 1944."

- B-17G's 42-97529 'Dinah Might II' and 42-31330 'Dog Breath' 728BS, 452BG, 8AF.



  • 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


  • 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...

  • 42-97529 Dinah Might II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; Presque Is 31/1/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG [9Z-Z] Deopham Green 27/1/44; Missing in Action Warnemunde 9/4/44 with Clyde Boy, Navigator: Harry Mulford, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Watersbroke...


Date Contributor Update
30 April 2018 15:14:27 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations