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".
Units served with
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...
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,...
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...