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732nd Bomb Squadron



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  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

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Based Old Buckenham



  • Nate Ackerman

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Gordon Adee

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Oostduinkerke, Belgium in B-24 #42-95233 on June 24, 1944. He was the only survivor and was a POW.

  • Ernest Ahrweiler

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Anthony Alfano

    Military | Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    4 April to 10 April 1945 'Wandering Wanda'

  • Joseph Aliffi

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Henry Allen

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 42-52185 'Son Of the Beach. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Ralph Allen

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Howard Altimer

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Lyle Alverson

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Henry Amar

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 453rd Bomb Group

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  • 41-28619 'Begin The Beguine'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned 732BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Juvincourt. Shot down by a Marine Flak battery from Vlissingen, caught fire and exploded soon after. The main part of the plane crashed in Souburg, other pieces spread over a large...

  • 41-28641 'Cee Gee'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 732BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) practice mission, A/C became lost shortly after take off, failing to form up with section. Landed in Czechoslovakia with badly wounded crew members [Sgt Nissen and Sgt Tollefsen]. 2 x WIA, 10...

  • 41-28650 'Rooster'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 732BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Brunswick, A/C left formation short of IP due to attack by Bf109 in which pilot was killed by 20mm cannon shell. A/C abandoned by crew 8-Apr-44. 1 x KIA, 11 x POW. MACR 3929.

  • 42-52147 Pug

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-52175

    B-24 Liberator
    Forced to land due to mechanical problems NE of Balkbrug, Holland on a mission to Rekner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944. 10 POWs.

  • 42-52185

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-52201

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-52298 'Choo Choo Baby'

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-52301 Ken O Kay

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-52302 'Ken-O-Kay'

    B-24 Liberator

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Date Contributor Update
09 June 2021 19:11:44 John Lamb Changes to media associations

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:49:04 rossingtonj Changes to type

Type added.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:51 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)