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Donald A Achenbach


Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Trier on 2 Jan 45 in B-17 44-8201


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...

  • 729th Bomb Squadron
  • 730th Bomb Squadron
  • 731st Bomb Squadron


  • 44-8201 ROSALLE ANN II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 7/7/44; Langley 9/8/44; Grenier 10/9/44; Assigned 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 12/9/44; transferred 729BS. ...

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...

  • Stalag Luft III

    Other location


Event Location Date
POW Trier, Germany 2 January 1945

MACR 11257

Lived in Wichita, KS, USA


Date Contributor Update
11 September 2017 10:49:25 Lucy May Changes to service number, highest rank, biography and place associations

Brought in information from duplicate record that spelt surname 'Achenback'. Sources are:
1999 Unit Roster MACR 11257 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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Date Contributor Update
10 December 2016 21:57:29 keatinglyn Changes to media associations

452nd BG Association loading list database

Date Contributor Update
10 December 2016 21:56:36 keatinglyn Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Missing Planes of the 452nd Bomb Group, 3rd Edition, Edward Hinrichs
452nd BG Association loading list database