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Philbert B Azevedo

Military

Service

People

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...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31891 The Shape

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/12/43; Kearney 12/1/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-P] Deenethorpe 15/2/44; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 1/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 8/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 42-39993 'Hells Angels Out Of Chute 13', 'Grossly Inadequate'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 26/10/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-C] Deenethorpe 1/1/44; 118m landing accident at base with Jim Nolan 7/5/45; sal 2 SAD Watton, Nfk 8/5/45. HELL’S ANGELS OUT OF CHUTE 13 aka GROSSLY INADEQUATE. ...

  • 42-97938 'Twan-n-g-g-g'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 10/4/44; Kearney 9/5/44; Dow Fd 21/5/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-S] Deenethorpe 6/6/44; crash landed near base 30/11/44 and sal 2 SAD. TWAN-N-G-G-G.

  • 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...

  • 43-38607

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/8/44; Hunter 7/9/44; Dow Fd 18/9/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-H] Deenethorpe 5/10/44; Missing in Action Berlin 18/3/45 with Dave Vermeer, Ernie Butlin, Harry Churchill, Milan Basara, Fred Gerhardt (5 Killed in Action); John...

  • 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.

  • 44-8153

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 27/6/44; Langley 27/7/44; Dow Fd 17/8/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-Q] Deenethorpe 19/8/44; 615BS [IY-O]; transferred 305BG Chelveston 20/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 23/5/46.

  • 44-8707

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/11/44; Hunter 16/12/44; Grenier 30/12/44; Assigned PFF 615BS/401BG [IY-M] Deenethorpe 18/2/45; transferred 305BG Chelveston 20/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/10/46.

Missions

  • 628

    13 September 1944

  • 637

    17 September 1944

  • 642

    19 September 1944

  • 8th Air Force 650

    27 September 1944
    This mission is conducted by three elements against industrial targets, an oil refinery and an aircraft factory in Germany. A total of 1,192 heavy bombers are dispatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bomb Divisions: ...

  • 652

    28 September 1944

  • 655

    30 September 1944

  • 662

    3 October 1944

  • 667

    6 October 1944

  • 669

    7 October 1944

  • 677

    14 October 1944
    Black Week

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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
22 November 2021 02:10:55 acbernstein1 Changes to role, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1692

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:27 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=1692

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