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401st Bomb Group roadside memorial

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Current position of the principal memorial to the service of the 401st Bombardment Group (Heavy) at Deenethorpe airfield, station 128



  • Clarence Bailey

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Member of Ford's Crew. Sgt Clarence Bailey flew 10 missions, from 04/04/1945, mission #241, to 04/20/1945, mission #254. He served as a Tail Gunner.

  • Edward Daves

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 11 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Kassel in B-17 42-31069 'Little Moe' 28-Sep-44; crashed near Helmstedt Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 9415 ...

  • Wilbur Ford

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Wilbur was born 6-Jan-17 and died 27-Jan-10 at the Audie Murphy Veterans Memorial Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He flew 10 x missions over Germany during WWII and his co-pilot was Terence Bennett McArron. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Huffman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW). Crashed near Merseburg on 11/21/44 in B-17 42-97600.

  • Donald Kent

    Military | Senior Master Sergeant | B-17 Radio Operator/Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Kermit Opie

    Military | Captain | Command Pilot 612 Squadron 401 Bomb Group | 401st Bomb Group
    32 Missions - 43-37510 (SC-T) No Nickname? Greatest Day: Kay Jo enters my life.

  • Leon Stewart

    Military | First Lieutenant | Lead Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    1st Lt Leon F. Stewart flew 33 missions, from 10/25/1944, mission #160, to 04/14/1945, mission #248 with the 401st BG. He served as a Navigator. He flew his first 13 missions with the Fred H. Babcock crew and was transferred to the Art Seder crew for...


Date Contributor Update
12 April 2018 11:46:32 Rob in Norwich Created entry with name, latitude, longitude and history

Visited by Rob Edwards on 10 April 2018. Photos to follow.