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Gordon E Hansen

Military

B-17 Dog Breath #4231330 had mech failure and landed in Spain on ; 6/19/44 INT

Service

Units served with

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    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

Aircraft

  • 42-31330 Dog Breath

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned 728BS/452BG [9Z-O] Deopham Green 3/1/44; return from mission 26/3/44 with Herman Beuchat, Co-pilot: Everett Phillips, Navigator: Capt Art Miller, Bombardier: Bob Davis, Bombardier: Lt Jack...

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Redfield, South Dakota, USA
Interned (INT) France 19 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5931 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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