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Howard Martin Berger

Military

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...

  • 729th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6713

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 20/10/44; Grenier 3/11/44; Assigned 97BG Amendola 26/2/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 23/5/46.

  • 44-8204

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 8/7/44; Langley 7/8/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned 8AF 19/9/44; Returned to the USA Morrison 25/10/44; 593 BU Charleston 28/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 7/1/46.

  • 44-8491

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 25/9/44; Hunter 27/10/44; Dow Fd 8/11/44; Assigned 452BG Deopham Green 10/11/44; RetUS, Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 27/12/45.

  • 44-8575

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/10/44; Hunter 29/11/44; Dow Fd 6/12/44; Assigned as SH aircraft 452BG Deopham Green 18/12/44; Salvaged 9AF Germany 1/9/46.

  • 44-8675

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/11/44; Hunter 10/12/44; Grenier 21/12/44; Assigned 8AF 31/12/44; RetUS, Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 13/12/45.

Missions

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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01 August 2016 21:41:07 fberger Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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Passed away in 2004

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