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Bombs away 351st/510 over Germany in summer 1944. Photo by Toggalier Richard Fixa ( wing photographer)



  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 351st Bomb Squadron


  • Richard Fixa

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Togglier, Waist Gunner
    Dick Flew 37 missions; A proud member of the 351st/510th Heavy bomber Group,Polebrook, England.Missions to Berlin and the breakout for operation Cobra, the breakout of Normandy ( D Day) invasion . He also bombed during the battle of the bulge. Credited...


  • 43-37571 "Dottie’s Taxi"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/4/44; Kearney 11/5/44; Grenier 25/5/44; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-X] Polebrook 4/6/44; Missing in Action `59m` Misburg 26/11/44 with Frank Boettcher, Ed Walota (2 Killed in Action); Leon Mitchell, Bob Francis, Buford Wilhoit, Bob...


Date Contributor Update
11 February 2019 11:16:28 Emily Changes to place associations and aircraft associations

Removed associations not depicted in image & associated B-17 pictured

Date Contributor Update
08 February 2019 17:11:33 thefix Changes to collection, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Fixa Family Collection/Richard Fixa Combat Diary 1945

Date Contributor Update
08 February 2019 17:06:58 thefix Created entry with caption

Fixa family collection