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B24 "Ruth Marie" at Old Buckenham.
Front row L to R: Mickey Redman (belly turret gunner and waist); Harold Prout (navigator); Charles M. Frank (co-pilot); Mac Duncan (pilot); Harry Stien (bombardier);
Rear row L to R: Tom Patsey (nose turret gunner); Joe Hensley (tail gunner); Jack Hensley (top turret gunner and waist); Harry Fink (engineer and top turret); Bob Beltz (radio operator)



  • 2nd Air Division

    2nd Air Division

    In December 1944, the 2nd Bomb Division was redesginated the 2nd Air Division.

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

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  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...


Date Contributor Update
22 July 2021 21:03:20 Mary Kay Armstrong Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Mary Kay Frank Armstrong