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733rd 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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Station Location Date
Based Old Buckenham 25 October 1944 – 30 March 1945



  • Fred Acord

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Willis Adams

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

  • George Aghamalion

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Joseph Aiello

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Unk Alessi

    Military | Private First Class | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Frank Allers

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Eino Alve

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Pilot of B-24 crew on 'Shack Rabbit'

  • Robert Ames

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Charles Anderson

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Harry Anderson

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Lutjewinkel on 31 Mar 45 in B-24 'Rum-Collins' #4449972

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  • 41-28615 'Ginnie'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by fighters and exploded upon striking the water near Steenbergen, Holland on a mission to Gotha 22-Feb-44 in B-24 41-28615 'Ginnie'. 10 x Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2895.

  • 41-28629 Blondes Away

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 734, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission 13-Apr-44. Last seen 12 miles past IP heading across lake near Friedrickshafen in direction of Switzerland. Oil leak on #4 engine and oxygen...

  • 41-28649 'Little Bryan'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Friedrichshafen, hit by flak causing loss of fuel and mechanical failures, A/C abandoned over Amiens, 1 x EVD, 10 x POW. MACR 3552.

  • 41-28745 The Bold Sea Rover

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Brunswick. Shot down flak went down 2km west of Salzdahlum, four chutes seen, one on fire 8-May-44. 3 x POW, 7 x KIA. MACR 4590.

  • 42-110085

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-110138 Flying Bull, Buffalo

    B-24 Liberator
    Shot down on 16 August 1944 over the Netherlands while returning from a mission. 4 members of the crew were killed in action

  • 42-51112

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 42-51112 was hit by a German Me262 jet soon after bombs away over Brunswick, Germany on 31-Mar-45. With one engine out, the Liberator had to leave formation over New Brunswick and lost altitude. With his Navigator badly wounded, the pilot asked if...

  • 42-52139

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-64457

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-64460 Shack Rabbit

    B-24 Liberator
    Lost 6 Mar 44 - shot down by fighters near Plantl√ľne during the return flight. The ...

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Date Contributor Update
09 April 2020 07:48:58 Emily Changes to nicknames

Removed person information from unit nickname field

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2020 16:18:25 eyrema Changes to nicknames, aircraft types and stations

Personal records & documents from COL Francis Eyre (USA Ret) & his son, COL Michael Eyre (USA Ret). Participated in the Kassel raid, 27 SEP 1944

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:48:56 rossingtonj Changes to type

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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)