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410st Bomb Group - Combat Crew Commendation - Mission 382 31 May 1944



  • 1st Bomb Division

    1st Bomb Division

    The groups under the command of the 1st Bomb Wing came under the command of the 1st Bomb Division in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 1st Air Division.

  • 94th Combat Bomb Wing
  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 615th Bomb Squadron


  • Rufus Causey

    Military | Captain
    "Major Arnold Kuenning and Capt Rufus Causey, navigator completed 18 missions to German-occupied territory. Inseparable on the ground and in the air, they typlify the spirit of teamwork destroying the Germans. Shot u"

  • Theodore Chapman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Tail Gunner

  • Roy Cockerham

    Military | Technical Sergeant

  • James Hamilton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. On a mission to Oschersleben 11-Jan-44, the B-17 42-39904 'Bad Penny', was attacked by fighters for three solid hours. Hamilton was hit by a 20mm shell at the base of his skull, and knocked out. He soon recovered...

  • Charles Hardy

    Military | Staff Sergeant

  • Herbert Housman

    Military | Staff Sergeant

  • Arnold Kuenning

    Military | Major | Bombardier
    8 missions as 401st BG Lead Bombardier, 12 missions as 94th Wing Lead Bombardier, 2 missions as 1st Air Division Lead Bombardier. ...

  • Charles Lewis

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator / Gunner

  • William Seawell

    Military | Brigadier General | Commanding Officer
    Commanding Officer of 401st BG from 5 December 1944 to 30 May 1945. Flew 30 missions. He later served as Commandant of the cadets at USAF Academy in Colorado and then as President and Chairman of Pan Amercian World Airways. ...


  • 382

    31 May 1944
    Bombed the marshaling yards. Heavy flak but no hits.


Date Contributor Update
13 February 2019 11:15:42 general ira snapsorter Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and mission associations

Information provided by Charles M. Lewis.