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457th Bombardment Group (H) memorial

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This is the site of the main memorial to the 457th Bombardment Group (Heavy), on a roadside junction. It is adjacent to the original water tower which served Glatton airfield (Station 130), the home of the 457th.



  • Richard Beck

    Military | 457th Bomb Group
    Born Los Angeles, CA 1921 Designer on Lockheed P-38 prior to enlistment. Flew 35 combat missions as navigator of B-17 based in Glatton, England. Returned to USA residing San Francisco, CA. Owned Hi-FI store and electronics firm there. Called back...

  • Benjamin DeLoach

    Military | First Lieutenant | B17 Bomber Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Lt. Benjamin Hoyt DeLoach was born October 27, 1919, in Evans County, GA. to Willie F. and Elmine Callaway DeLoach. He flew 29 combat missions; 213 combat hours; in England from 10 June 1944-25 August 1944. After his tour of duty, he returned to the...

  • Bernard Plaut

    Military | First Lieutenant | Lead Navigator | 457th Bomb Group

  • William Tinkler

    Military | Major | Flight Officer as navigator on B-17. Retired as Major after serving as physician in USAF. | 457th Bomb Group


  • 42-31607 Rose Olive

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/11/43; Wendover 12/10/43; Presque Is 19/1/44; Assigned 748BS/457BG [B] Glatton 23/2/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 12/5/44 with John Akers, Co-pilot: Chas Scott, Navigator: Lloyd Dell, Bombardier: Leo Kruszinski, Flight engineer...


Date Contributor Update
19 February 2018 19:22:29 Rob in Norwich Created entry with name, latitude, longitude and history

Site visited by Rob Edwards January 2018. Photos to follow.