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"Major McCrea and crew of the 612th Bomb Squadron, 401st Bomb Group, beside a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" at an 8th air force base in England, 26 November 1944. [was 29 December 1944]."

Rear L-R: Marv Christensen, Henry Compton, Paul King, Don McCree, Del Ligon, Bob Howard.
Front L-R: Carlton Giese, Unk, Mart Wiegler, Unk.

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Units

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    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...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Marvin Christensen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed 30 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Henry Compton

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-pilot
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Member of Julian Redman crew. Flew 35 missions. ETD Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Carlton Giese

    Military | Staff Sergeant
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Howard

    Military | Captain | Mickey Operator
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Paul King

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 43 missions total. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Delbert Ligon

    Military | Colonel | B-17 Navigator
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME. Post War: Served in Korean conflict.

  • Donald McCree

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot / Commanding Officer
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. B-17 pilot, flew 42 missions and became commander of 612th Bomb Squadron. Awards: SS, DFC (OLC), AM (7OLC), Croix de Guerre, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Martin Wiegler

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2020 11:42:22 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
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