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Alvin Dan Dalke



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  • Metfield

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Metfield had three concrete runways, 39 pan plus 15 loop hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied by the 353rd Fighter Group, equipped with P-47s, from August 1943 to...

  • North Pickenham

    Military site : airfield
    Built comparatively late during 1943-44 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, North Pickenham was rather cramped as an airfield site so the main runway was shorter than typical. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...

  • 491st Memorial, Metfield

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  • North Pickenham Memorial

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12 May 2020 03:52:17 gregdalke Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, unit associations and place associations

I am the second of four sons to US Air Force Major Alvin Dan Dalke, retired (but now deceased), who served in World War II with the 8th Air Force. At the time, he begin as 2nd Lt Dalke, co-pilot on "Back To The Sack", B-24J serial number 44-40249, tail letter "Q", attached to the 854th Bomb Squadron at Metfield Air Field and at North Pickenham Air Field. He served from May 1944 to February 1945.