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Lyle E Andler

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    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...

  • 615th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107113 'Miss Aldaflak' 'Section 8'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 24/2/44; Gr Island 7/3/44; Grenier 5/4/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-J] Deenethorpe 2/5/44; 612BS [SC-O]; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

  • 42-31730 'Morning Star', 'Tail End Charlie'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/12/43; Kearney 27/12/43; RAF Nutts Corner 15/1/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-B] Deenethorpe 31/1/44; 613BS [IN-O]; 112m, Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 9/6/45; 4100 BU Patterson 9/10...

  • 43-38160 'Day and Night'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/7/44; Kearney 12/7/44; Dow Fd 20/7/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-A] Deenethorpe 11/8/44; 615BS [IY-A]; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

  • 43-38330 'Gambler's Choice'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/7/44; Kearney 31/7/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-Z] Deenethorpe 21/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 2/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 7/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in...

  • 43-38541 Diabolical Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/8/44; Lincoln 24/8/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-F] Deenethorpe 17/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 8/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in...

  • 43-38758 'Fast Company'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 16/9/44; Grenier 22/10/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-P] Deenethorpe 5/12/44; 613BS [IN-P]; Returned to the USA Bradley 5/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 44-6132 'Snicklefritz'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 9/5/44; Hunter 19/5/44; Dow Fd 29/5/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-B] Deenethorpe 8/6/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/6/45; Sth Plains 13/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 1/12/45.

  • 44-6146 'Little Cheezer'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 14/5/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-R] Deenethorpe 10/6/44; 613BS [IN-R]; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; Sth Plains 9/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 14...

  • 44-6506 Satisfaction Guaranteed

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 24/8/44; Grenier 10/9/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [SC-N] Deenethorpe 12/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 4/6/45; Sth Plains 6/8/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 8/11/45. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.

  • 44-6588 Carrie B IV

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 17/9/44; Grenier 16/10/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [IN-D] Deenethorpe 6/12/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/6/45; Sth Plains 10/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 2/12/45. CARRIE B IV.

Missions

  • 789

    10 January 1945

  • 798

    17 January 1945

  • 803

    21 January 1945

  • 805

    22 January 1945

  • 814

    1 February 1945

  • 817

    3 February 1945

  • 825

    10 February 1945
    'Disney' bombs are dropped on E-boat pens in Ijmuiden, Holland. The 4,500 lb rocket propelled bombs were designed to penetrated up to 20ft of concrete before exploding.

  • 8AF 830

    14 February 1945

  • 832

    15 February 1945

  • 836

    20 February 1945
    "Continuing their offensive against the Nazi communications, 900 Fortresses of the 8th Air Force, attacking in two giant waves, thundered over Nuremberg yesterday to shower the cities huge railway yards and locomotive repair shops with more than 11,000...

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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...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 December 2021 22:14:37 acbernstein1 Changes to role, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=0941

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:26 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=941

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