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  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb 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...

  • 731st Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102575 Panda Monium

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/3/44; Gr Island 1/4/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 10/4/44; battle damaged Rechlin 25/8/44 with ?; o/s runway, all OK; ...

  • 42-102931 Fiklbitch

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/4/44; Hunter 4/5/44; Dow Fd 16/5/44; Assigned 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 20/5/44; Missing in Action Saarbrucken 9/11/44 with Francis Meyers, Co-pilot: Fred Prado, Navigator: Bob Hester, Bombardier: Aldo Valenzano, Flight engineer...

  • 42-107225

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 28/3/44; Kearney 6/4/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 22/4/44; damaged in taxi collision with 42-97206 at Harwick Afd 7/6/44; Missing in Action Eindhoven 9/8/44 with Horace Bradshaw, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-31319 Tangerine

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/10/43; Walla Walla 7/11/43; Assigned 731BS/452BG [7D-S] Deopham Green 6/1/44; crashed on take off for mission 26/4/44 but unable to gain altitude, with Hugh Wilson, Co-pilot: Rich Bell, Navigator: Fred Duhm, Bombardier: Bill...

  • 42-31360 - Smokey Liz - Snake Eyes

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    The B-17G, 42-31360, Smokey Liz - Snake Eyes, was delivered to Cheyenne 25/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43. It was assigned to the 731st Bomb Squadron, the 452nd Bomb Group, at [7D-P] Deopham Green, UK 5/1/44. Missing in Action at Merseburg 28/9/44, with...

  • 42-31780 Windy Lou

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 13/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; Assigned 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 9/2/44; Missing in Action Frankfurt 5/11/44 with Bill Leith, Ball turret gunner: Ray Newton, Waist gunner: Frank Barra (3 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Ray Rowe, Navigator:...

  • 42-31934 Marie Helena

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/1/44; Gr Island 15/1/44; ...

  • 42-32083 Flatbush Floogie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/1/44; Kearney 19/2/44; Grenier 1/3/43; Presque Is 10/3/44; Assigned 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 12/3/44; Missing in Action Berlin 100m 26/2/45 with Allen Marksian, Co-pilot: Bob Hedenus, Navigator: John Wugan, togg-Sgt Oscar Lane,...

  • 43-37542 - Smokey Liz II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/4/44; Kearney 11/5/44; Grenier 24/5/44; Assigned 385BG Gt Ashfield 30/5/44; transferred 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 30/5/44; 729BS; Missing in Action Zwickau 19/3/45 with Bill Caldwell, Marvin Rosen, John Haas, Fernand Carsone, Chas...


  • 8th Air Force 282

    27 March 1944
    This mission might be likened to a "shotgun blast" as a combined force 714 heavy bombers are despatched form all three Air Divisions to attack 11 different German airfields and air depots in France. Mission summary follows: ...

  • 8th Air Force 287

    1 April 1944
    The industrial areas of Ludwigshafen was the traget for this mission, but the mission was frustrated by heavy cloud cover and navigational errors that resulted in the mission going haywire. 3rd Air Division and 2nd Air Division despatch heavy bombers....

  • 8th Air Force 291

    8 April 1944

  • 8th Air Force 293

    9 April 1944

  • 301

    13 April 1944

  • 311

    22 April 1944

  • 317A

    25 April 1944

  • 329

    30 April 1944

  • 333

    1 May 1944

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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