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  • Billy Carr

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Used 3 planes, got one back to base, it was junked. Bailed out of one, at Rhrine River in Eastern France. One got a direct hit over Holland, made it back across channel, set down on emergency field, heard that plane was junked. ...

  • Hubert Gay

    Military | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group

  • Stanley Lantz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Air Medal w 3/Oak Leaf Cluster

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...

  • 728th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102660 Lovely Lady, a.k.a. Sack Time Souix

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/3/44; Kearney 12/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 3/5/44 LOVELY LADY; taxi acc 28/12/44 with Bill Randle, struck 43-38822 (452BG); Salvaged 29/12/44. SACK TIME SIOUX.

  • 42-39973 Inside Curve

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 22/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned 730BS/452BG [6K-S] Deopham Green 4/1/44. ...

  • 42-97222 Duces Wild, Puppy Breath

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/2/44; Gr Island 19/2/44; Presque Is 11/3/44; Assigned 728th BS / 452nd BG Deopham Green ( T ) 13/3/44; battle damaged Chemnitz, Ger 6/2/45 with Carl Tyner, Co-pilot: John Stellitans, Navigator: John Woodford, togg-Sgt Hurbert...

  • 42-97525 Invictus

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 11/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; ...

  • 43-37563 'Lady Be Good'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/44; Kearney 10/5/44; Grenier 25/5/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG [9Z- ] Deopham Green 27/5/44; battle damaged Frankfurt 5/1/45 with Hurbert Gay, Co-pilot: Billy Carr, Navigator: Jim Graham, togg-Walt Whitmore, Flight engineer/top...

  • 43-37673 That's All Jack

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/5/44; Hunter 21/5/44; Dow Fd 4/6/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 7/6/44; Missing in Action Misburg 31/12/44 with Kasimer Traynelis, Co-pilot: Bill Howe, Navigator: Duane Mowry, Bombardier: Paul Basye, Flight engineer/top...

  • 43-37802 MIASIS DRAGON

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/5/44 by Lt Allison and Lt Mitchell; Hunter 3/6/44; Grenier 15/6/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 19/6/44; Berlin mission 6/10/44 Waist gunner: Lee Kennedy (Killed in Action): Returned to the USA Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 Base...

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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Date Contributor Update
12 November 2020 01:17:16 Brett Williford Changes to aircraft associations


Date Contributor Update
12 November 2020 01:03:07 Brett Williford Changes to aircraft associations

Confirmed flight logs/manifests.

Date Contributor Update
28 September 2020 16:36:26 Brett Williford Changes to nickname, highest rank, role, person associations and place associations

Personal knowledge.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:26 AAM AAM ingest

1999 Unit Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia