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712th Bomb Squadron



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  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

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Station Location Date
Based Seething 25 November 1943 – 5 July 1945



  • Thomas Abbott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner, Armorer | 448th Bomb Group
    Thomas W. Abbott was a Gunner in Crew 1 assigned to 712th BS, 448th BG, 8th USAAF in Seething, England. He completed 30 missions with the 712th BS.

  • John Adams

    Military | Radio Operator Gunner | 448th Bomb Group

  • Richard Adams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #42-110040 'Carol Marie'. Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Delmar Akerley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 448th Bomb Group

  • Arthur Albrecht

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | 448th Bomb Group
    Missions: 1945 - Jan 14 Hallendorf; 16 Dresden; 29 Munster; Feb 3 Magdeburg; 9 Magdeburg; 14 Magdeburg; 25 Aschaffenburg Air Medal

  • Albert Alexander

    Military | Corporal | 448th Bomb Group

  • Roland Alling

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    INT Damaged by flak and landed in Switzerland on 7/21/44 in B-24 Little Shepard #4128711

  • James Anderson

    Military | Private | Engineer | 448th Bomb Group
    19 November 1943 landing accident on ferrying B24#42-52128 from Trinidad to Brazil.

  • James Anderson

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 448th Bomb Group

  • Lawrence Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #427655. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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  • 41-28593 'The Prodigal Son'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Brunswick, shot down by fighters 11-Jan-44. 5 x KIA, 5 x POW. MACR 2519.

  • 41-28611 'Baby Shoes'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Brandenburg, Germany. Last seen crossing the coast with one engine feathered 9-Mar-44, crashed Nth of Arendonk, Belgium. 1 x RTD, 9 x POW. MACR 3339.

  • 41-28710 "Squat 'N Droppit"

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Flown by at least 13 different crews on 21 missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Porcaro. Shot down by flak and fighters, crashed near Bonnehain 12-Jun-44. 8 x EVD, 1 x KIA....

  • 41-28711 - Little Sheppard

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24H, 41-28711, named, Little Sheppard, was assigned to the 712th Bomb Squadron, the 448th Bomb Group, in the 8th Air Force in the U.K. ...

  • 41-29191 - Hello Natural

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24H, 41-29191, Hello Natural, was organized with 448th Bomb Group and the 712th Bomb Squadron on 6 Apr 1943 at Gowen Field near Boise, Idaho. After deployment to the U.K., the airplane was damaged in a landing accident at Seething, England, 21...

  • 42-109808

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-110040

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-50646

    B-24 Liberator
    25 March 1945 - Shot down by ME-262 flown by Fritz Taube. and crashed near Schneverdingen, Germany while on mission to bomb underground oil facility at Buchen, Germany. 9 KIA, 3 POW, MACR 13548. Fritz Taube was shot down by P-51 pilot Cpt Raymond H....

  • 42-51079

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-52098

    B-24 Liberator

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Date Contributor Update
26 July 2021 18:29:06 dmccullo Changes to insignia

Updated basic details.

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26 July 2021 18:20:08 dmccullo Changes to media associations

Updated key image.

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17 March 2021 19:12:39 dmccullo Changes to media associations

Updated media.

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20 April 2020 01:48:58 dmccullo Changes to media associations

Updated photo 04-19-2020.

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08 April 2017 16:43:55 banksgenealogy Changes to person associations

Kenneth Goodrich personal writings about the war.

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13 January 2015 16:06:24 rossingtonj Changes to type, insignia, aircraft types and stations

Seething Control Tower Museum:

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27 September 2014 18:42:50 AAM AAM ingest

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)