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"Photo of Nazi airfield at Chateaudun, France, was taken a few moments before B-17 "Flying Fortresses" of the 452nd Bomb Group released their bombs during their raid of 28 March 1944. Pock-marks on the runways indicate that these B-17s had made the trip before with good results. (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


  • 8th Air Force 283

    28 March 1944
    A force of 450 heavy bombers from all three Air Divisions is despatched to bomb the German E-Boat pens at Ijmuiden, Holland and German airfields in France. Mission Summary follows: ...



Date Contributor Update
19 June 2018 19:54:02 Al_Skiff Changes to mission associations

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2018 19:53:06 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations