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1st Lt Charles Robert Johnston on the engine of his B-17 March 1944 Great Ashfield England
385th Bomb Group 549th Squadron 8th Air Force

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  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

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  • Charles Johnston

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 #42-31773, Killed In Action (KIA). Flew 29 missions. ...

Missions

  • 327

    29 April 1944

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  • Great Ashfield

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was built in 1942 by John Laing & Son Ltd. 108,000 tons of concrete was used in its construction, creating a Class 'A' airfield suitable for heavy bombers. The 385th Bomb Group took up residence in the summer of 1943, and remained at the...

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