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Load list showing crew of the Silver Shed House on 5 Sep 1944 that were involved in the midair collision. It was my dad's (Jack P. Farnham CP) first mission. The plane was repaired and my dad flew this plane on his next four missions. He flew the Silver Shed House a total of eight times out of his 35 missions, which included his last mission on 3 Feb 1945 Target: Berlin.

Connections

Units

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

People

  • James Abel

    Military | Technical Sergeant | waist gunner, nose gunner, toggelier B-17
    Assigned to 730BS, 452BG, 8AF USAAF. Kaminski crew. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Douglas Davis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 730BS, 452BG, 8AF USAAF. Kaminski crew. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Johnnie Eilert

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 730BS, 452BG, 8AF USAAF. Kaminski crew. ETD Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars). Post war: Served in USAF in Korean conflict.

  • Jack Farnham

    Military | First Lieutenant | co-pilot B-17
    Assigned to 730BS, 452BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Matthew Hunter

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 730BS, 452BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 12-Apr-44 in B-17 42-31334 '3 Cads and a Lad'. Plane crashed in North Sea. Returned to base. RTD Awards: AM (3OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Edward Kaminski

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Assigned to 730th Squadron. ...

  • Sam Kimbrough

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Engineer
    Assigned to 730BS, 452BG, 8AF USAAF. Kaminski crew. 23 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Walter Willem

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner
    Assigned to 730BS, 452BG, 8AF USAAF. Kaminski crew. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Aircraft

  • 42-107073 Silver Shed House

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 13/2/44; Kearney 21/2/44; Presque Is 4/4/44; Assigned 730BS/452BG Deopham Green [6K-J] 14/3/44; crash landed Honington base, Sfk. 30/7/44, repaired and returned to operations; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2022 05:52:26 timfarnham Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Load List from National Archives

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