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Howard N Kirk


Crew of the Shakeroo II, 42-39833, on the memorial at the Rougham Control Tower Museum.


Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 333rd Bomb Squadron

    333rd Bomb Squadron

    Part of 94th Bomb Group.


  • 42-39833 Shackeroo II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 14/9/43; Gr Island 3/10/43; Scott 22/10/43; Assigned 333BS/94BG [TS-E] Rougham 27/10/43; taxi accident with Alfred Kovac 27/2/45; retUS Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/10/45; Reconstruction Finance...

Associated Place

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

  • Biggs Field

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date


Date Contributor Update
17 March 2019 17:47:31 Dieterle Changes to place associations

Richard Dieterle, connecting to Biggs Field referenced above.

Date Contributor Update
08 December 2015 13:16:30 usxpat Changes to biography and place associations

previously noted

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2015 14:48:41 usxpat Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, role, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations

Public Facebook group: 94th Bomb Group
Rougham Control Tower memorial plaques