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Herbert E Fletcher

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 Santa Paula, California, USA
Interned (INT) Zaragoza, spain 19 June 1944
Died Arcadia, California, USA 11 September 1989
Buried Pasadena, California U.S.A.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 August 2017 09:32:46 Herbsgirl Changes to nickname and events
Sources

Daughter

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:50 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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