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Jack Pershing Farnham


Assigned to 730BS, 452BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD

Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).



  • Edward Kaminski

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 730th Squadron. ...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb 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...

  • 730th Bomb Squadron


  • 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...

Associated Place

  • Deopham Green

    Military site : airfield
    Deopham Green was another air base constructed after America's entry into the war to Class A standards for use by the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. When the 452nd Bomb Group arrived in January 1943 they found a main runway of 2,000 yards, two...


Event Location Date
Born Portales, NM 2 April 1922

Son of Jack M and Stella [Webb] Farnham.

Based Deopham Green 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 730BS, 452BG, 8AF USAAF.

Enlisted Santa Ana, CA 15 March 1944

Santa Ana, California

Died Corona, CA 4 April 2008
Buried Riverside National Cemetery Riverside, Riverside County, CA 7 April 2008

Riverside National Cemetery
Riverside, Riverside County, California


Date Contributor Update
24 January 2022 11:42:38 Al_Skiff Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2022 20:15:54 Douglas P Changes to events and aircraft associations

Updating aircraft connection based on media association

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15 January 2022 09:36:43 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, role, biography, awards, events and unit associations

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25 December 2017 18:29:29 timfarnham Changes to nickname

All my aunts and uncles called my dad Pershing.

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24 December 2017 20:44:24 timfarnham Changes to awards

From my dad's documents. A certified (with embossed seal) showing Air Medal GO738 Hq. 3rd Bm Div received 2 Oct 44; 1st OLC GO869 Hq. 3rd Bm Div received 21 Oct 44; 2nd OLC GO 967 Hq. 3rd Bm Div received 11 Nov 44; 3rd OLC GO 1040 H. 3rd Bm Div received 2 Dec 44; 4th OLC GO 13 Hq. 3rd Bm Div received 5 Jan 25; 5th OLC GO 135 Hq. 3rd Bm Div received 5 Feb 45.
ETO ribbon with 2 Battle Participation Stars...signed by 1st Lt. R.P. Goldstickel, awards officer.

Date Contributor Update
24 December 2017 20:23:48 timfarnham Changes to media associations

I received this photo from my dad, Jack P. Farnham, co-pilot, 452nd bomb group, 730th squadron.

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2017 23:16:45 keatinglyn Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role and place associations

combination of 452nd BGA database and facebook post by Jack's son, Tim Farnham
corrected middle initial

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:54 AAM AAM ingest

1999 Unit Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia