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Martin William Aaland


Martin Aaland served with the 452nd Bomb Group. He re-enlisted after the war ended for one more year's service and served with the 40th Bomb Squad., 6th Bomb Group from the 1 November 1945 until 27 January 1947.


Units served with

  • 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...

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...


Event Location Date
Born Port Orchard, Washington 9 October 1923

Parents: Dewey Aaland and Leone B. Aaland née Nichols

Enlisted Tucson, AZ, USA 1 November 1945
Buried Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Port Orchard, Washington 1955

Knight of Pythias Cemetery

Died Seattle, WA, USA 13 July 1955


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29 April 2021 22:52:43 acbernstein1 Changes to middlename, biography and events

National Archives at Washington DC; Washington DC, USA; Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1941; NAID: A1, 2110-C; Record Group Number: 92

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31 October 2017 11:31:42 Lucy May Changes to service number, highest rank, biography and events

NARA Enlistment record:

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10 December 2016 19:01:52 keatinglyn Changes to place associations

452nd BG Association loading list data base

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10 December 2016 18:53:15 keatinglyn Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, unit associations and media associations

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