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Howard G Alexander



Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb 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...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97664 'Aw Come On'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 21/1/44; Gr Island 6/2/44; Presque Is 21/3/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-F] Deenethorpe 17/4/44; 612BS [SC-X]; force landed continent 10/5/45; Salvaged 2 SAD. AW COME ON.

  • 43-38637

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/8/44; Hunter 16/9/44; Grenier 24/9/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-L] Deenethorpe 5/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 13/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in...


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...


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Date Contributor Update
21 November 2021 02:17:04 acbernstein1 Changes to unit associations

Date Contributor Update
20 November 2021 01:34:24 acbernstein1 Changes to role

Date Contributor Update
20 November 2021 01:32:16 acbernstein1 Changes to place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:15 AAM AAM ingest

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