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534th Bomb Squadron



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  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

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Based Ridgewell



  • Martin Abbott

    Military | 381st Bomb Group

  • Charles Ackerman

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    KIS 23 April 1945 on excursion flight to Ireland. 31 men were picked to go on one-week vacation to Belfast, Ireland. Crashed into 2,000- foot peak on Isle of Man.

  • Earl Ackerman

    Military | Ammunition Non-Commissioned Officer | 381st Bomb Group

  • David Ackroyd

    Military | Radio Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    Thorndike, A. Crew

  • Charles Adams

    Military | Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Hall, R. Crew

  • Harvey Adelmeyer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Gottingen in B-17 'Miss Flerala' #44-6173.

  • Carl Affinito

    Military | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    Purple D. Crew

  • Elden Agler

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Co-pilot, Simpson crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30245 'Lucky Lady'. Mission #20 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. MACR 381. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft III and Stalag VIIA. ...

  • John Aikenhead

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group

  • Charles Albidress

    Military | Intelligence | 381st Bomb Group

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  • 42-102585 'The Betty L'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/3/44; Kearney 1/4/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-A] Ridgewell 24/4/44; Missing in Action 12m Tours 24/6/44 with Vic Romasco, Navigator: Jim Chandler, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Elbert Giddens,Tail gunner:...

  • 42-29751 'Miss Abortion' aka 'Stuff'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/2/43; Assigned 96BG 19/4/43; Transferred 534BS/381BG [GD-D] Ridgewell 7/12/43 MISS ABORTION aka STUFF; 21m. On test flight #2 feathered entered circuit too slow, crash landed 1 mile E base 31/3/43 with Wayne Schomburg, Co-pilot:...

  • 42-2978 SIS

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 369BS/303BG [WW-M] Wayne 2/11/42; Molesworth 7/2/43; transferred 534BS/381BG [GD- ?] Ridgewell, Ex. later 535BS [MS-V]; transferred 306BG Thurleigh 19/11/43; 5m to AFSC & Returned to the USA 1/5/44; with Ken Benoit force landed Bedford Fd, Ma...

  • 42-29803 'Flat Foot Floogie'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 22/2/43; Gore 8/3/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-D] Alconbury 8/4/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; 4m, transferred 365BS/305BG [XK-Q/E] Chelveston 17/6/43 FLAT FOOT FLOOGIE; 534BS/381BG [GD-P] Ridgewell 11/9/43; 6m/381 Missing in...

  • 42-29832 - Our Mom - Spirit of A Nation

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Production-block: ...

  • 42-29954 Devil's Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/3/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 7/5/43; Dow Fd 25/5/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-D] Ridgewell 25/5/43 with Bill Wroblicka, Omen Jones, Jim Delano, Lester Schneider, Joe Labushevicz, Fred Smith, Dick Wante, Edwin Jonson, John Kratzer...

  • 42-29958 Battlin' Bombsprayer

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/3/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 7/5/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-J] Ridgewell 24/5/43 with Alan Tucker, Earl Muchway, Dave Harris, Dick Rylands, Chas Raglin, Bill Savage, Jim Klingenberger, John Willdredge, Grover...

  • 42-29978 Hell's Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 20/3/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 7/5/43; Dow Fd 24/5/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-F] Ridgewell 31/5/43 with Reinhardt King, Neil Wright, Ed McGlynn, Francis Petrillo, Cecil Floura, Maynard Unger, Joe Lyons, Albt Pollard, Bob Dwyer,...

  • 42-30028 Great In Lani / Sweet Is (Le) Lani

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/4/43; Pueblo 10/4/43; Smoky Hill 7/5/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-H] Ridgewell 26/5/43 with Henry Peeples, Co-pilot: Jack Rogers, Navigator: Cliff Haverkamp, Bombardier: Vernon Nicholson, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-30245 Lady Luck

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/5/43; Smoky Hill 17/5/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-L] Ridgewell 15/6/43; Missing in Action 5m Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Weldon Simpson (Killed in Action), Bombardier: Doug Roraback (evaded capture), Co-pilot: Elden...

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)