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Dean Addington

Military

Dean Addington was a part of the 94th Bomb Group and the 331st Squadron who flew 29 missions on 'Ol' Skinny'; flying out of Bury St. Edmunds, England.

In Memoriam

"A Great Memory for me was presenting an Air-Combat Commemorative Medal to my friend Dean Addington". In memoriam of Dean Addington from Matthew Audette.

Service

Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 331st Bomb Squadron

    331st Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

Aircraft

  • 42-37922 SKINNY

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/10/43; Gr Island 3/11/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-M] Rougham 18/11/43; battle damaged Geissen, Ger? 7/4/45 and force landed Continent; was first 94BG ship to complete 100m; Salvaged. SKINNY.

Associated Place

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2020 18:58:02 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Added a connection to the A/C nicknamed "Skinny" listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2014 11:04:21 Memory Book Changes to biography, memoriam and place associations
Sources

Dean Addington

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

94th BG history / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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