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"Forts ride again...this formation of Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortresses" of the 452nd Bomb Group en route to blast German targets in France as part of the general plan to pulverize all vitally important war objectives. Dunkirk, France was the target of this mission. 27 March 1944. (Altitude 20,000 feet) Taken by Sgt Melvin S Jenner."

- B-17Gs 42-31330 'Dog Breath', 42-97529 'Dinah Might II' and 42-39936 'Bar Fly', 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


  • 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...

  • 42-39936 Bar Fly

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 12/10/43; Walla Walla 11/10/43; Assigned 728BS/452BG [9Z- ] Deopham Green 31/12/43; Missing in Action Warnemunde 9/4/44 with Carroll Boyd, Co-pilot: Elmer Julius, Navigator: Bill Abernathy, Bombardier: Bill Craighead, Waist gunner:...

  • 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
01 May 2018 11:51:16 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations