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Alfred E Atchinson

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 615th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102468 'Farmer's Daughter'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/44; Hunter 7/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-C] Deenethorpe 3/5/44; 614BS [IW-S]; 106m, Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 14/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

  • 42-31891 The Shape

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/12/43; Kearney 12/1/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-P] Deenethorpe 15/2/44; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 1/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 8/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-37551

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/4/44; Kearney 11/5/44; Grenier 26/5/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-L] Deenethorpe 1/6/44; 615BS [IY-L]; Missing in Action Berlin 28/3/45 with Joe McCullough, Norman Schock, John Maxwell, Pascal Santora, Nick Loris, Larry Genauer ...

  • 43-38077 'Tagalong', 'Duke's Mixture'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/6/44; Hunter 14/7/44; Grenier 24/7/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-Q] Deenethorpe 5/8/44 DUKE'S MIXTURE; 614BS [IW-H]; Returned to the USA Bradley 6//6/45; 4169 BU Sth Plains 8/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap...

  • 43-38125 Mary Makers

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/6/44; Hunter 13/7/44; Dow Fd 26/7/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-D] Deenethorpe 5/8/44; collided during assembly for Sterkrade 22/1/45 with Bob Deen, crashed three miles SE RAF Saltby, UK; Salvaged 24/1/45.

  • 43-38425

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/8/44; Lincoln 27/8/44; Grenier 22/9/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-K] Deenethorpe 7/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 2/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in...

  • 43-38758 'Fast Company'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 16/9/44; Grenier 22/10/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-P] Deenethorpe 5/12/44; 613BS [IN-P]; Returned to the USA Bradley 5/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-38810 Mrs Knobby

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 25/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-N] Deenethorpe 7/11/44; 612BS [SC-V]; force landed on continent 19/3/45, but eventually Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 10/6/45;...

  • 44-6146 'Little Cheezer'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 14/5/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-R] Deenethorpe 10/6/44; 613BS [IN-R]; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; Sth Plains 9/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 14...

  • 44-8033

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 17/5/44; Dallas 13/6/44; Langley 3/7/44; Dow Field 24/7/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-C] Deenethorpe 18/8/44; 615BS [IY-C]; transferred 305BG Chelveston 5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 23/5/46.

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Missions

  • 723

    25 November 1944

  • 729

    29 November 1944

  • 748

    12 December 1944

  • 750

    15 December 1944

  • 756

    19 December 1944

  • 8th Air Force 760

    24 December 1944
    1. Decision. ...

  • 764

    27 December 1944

  • 769

    29 December 1944

  • 781

    5 January 1945

  • 803

    21 January 1945

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Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 December 2021 01:29:29 acbernstein1 Changes to role, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=0894

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=894

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