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Howard T Mattingly Jr


Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-17 #4231352. Plane crashed into Baltic. Killed in Action (KIA).
His name is commemorated on the Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery.



Units served with

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb 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


  • 42-31352 Iron Bird

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/10/43; Walla Walla 7/11/43; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 6/1/44 LEADING LADY; Missing in Action Warnemunde 9/4/44 with John Mayek*, Co-pilot: Maj George Oxrider, Navigator: Howard Mattingley*, Bombardier: Ed Leslie*, Flight...

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...


Event Location Date
Born Maryland
Died 9 April 1944


Date Contributor Update
20 October 2017 08:55:46 Lucy May Changes to biography, events and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:20 AAM AAM ingest

ABMC, MACR 3661 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia