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"Bombs dropped a few minutes before by B-17 "Flying Fortresses" of the 452nd Bomb Group burst on the hangar area of the Nazi airdrome at Chateaudun, France, 28 March 1944. 8th Air Force bombers daily hammered Nazi military installations to bring about a lasting peace. (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...


  • 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



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18 June 2018 20:24:10 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations