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Julius Pickoff


Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Group bombardier. 25 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: LOM (2OLC), DFC (3OLC), AM (5OLC), Defense, WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Star).


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. ...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb 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


  • 42-32012 'Shark Tooth'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/1/44; Kearney 28/1/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-P] Deenethorpe 5/3/44; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 13/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...


Event Location Date
Born Texas 23 March 1917
Enlisted 22 July 1940
Based Deenethorpe 20 March 1944 – 22 September 1944

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 1 September 1967

Honourable discharge.

Died Larkspur, CO 26 January 2000
Buried Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO February 2000

Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver,


Date Contributor Update
16 December 2021 19:27:53 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards and events

Date Contributor Update
18 June 2020 18:25:13 Hotelie1970 Changes to highest rank

General Order 325 from Headquarters 1st Bombardment Division, Office of the Commanding General, by Command of Major General Williams, dated 13 September 1944

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2020 20:22:43 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events and unit associations

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08 March 2018 22:48:58 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events and place associations

Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:39 AAM AAM ingest

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