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Thomas P Cannon

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Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Millard French crew. Completed 36 combat missions.

Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 x Battle Stars).

Service

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  • Millard French

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 36 x combat mission. ETD Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

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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

  • 42-102398 Dynamite John

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/2/44; Gr Island 22/3/44; Grenier 20/4/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-H] Deenethorpe 13/5/44; 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...

  • 42-107039 Ice Cold Katy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 3/2/44; Grenier 27/2/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-M] Deenethorpe 23/3/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 13/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 28/11/45...

  • 43-38788 Heavy Date

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 21/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-T] Deenethorpe 7/11/44; battle damaged Oranienburg 10/4/45 with Claude Spence, Co-pilot: Hugh Reiner, Navigator: Vic Datlenko, togg-Phil Tumminia, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

  • 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.

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

Event Location Date
Based Deenethorpe 1944 – 1945

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 October 2021 10:59:56 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/32169013
http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=797
http://401bg.org/Main/History/Crews/Details.aspx?CrewId=10271

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:06 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=797

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