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Walter C Waite

Military

Delivered Lincoln 21/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 13/10/44; Missing in Action (but not with Waite crew) Heilbronn 20/1/45; flak KOd #2, crashed Midwoud, 30 miles N of Amsterdam, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 11796. LUCKY LADY. Flew 28 missions, 11 in "Lucky Lady".

Service

Units served with

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    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...

  • 728th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6601 LUCKY LADY

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 21/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 13/10/44; Missing in Action Heilbronn 20/1/45 with Cecil Belton (EVD- joined Dutch Resistance); Co-pilot: Andy Shanks, Navigator: Carl Chillberg, Bombardier: Claude Bogert,...

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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 April 2019 18:59:45 CallyBoatwright452ndBGA Changes to biography
Sources

Carolyn Boatwright, 452nd BGA

Date Contributor Update
06 April 2019 18:56:44 CallyBoatwright452ndBGA Changes to unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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Carolyn Boatwright 452nd BGA

Date Contributor Update
06 April 2019 18:54:35 CallyBoatwright452ndBGA Changes to highest rank and role
Sources

Carolyn Boatwright, 452nd BGA

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000

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