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734th 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



  • Robert Aaker

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer | 453rd Bomb Group
    Robert Aaker served as a flight engineer with the 734th Bomb Squadron of the 453rd Bomb Group, flying missions out of Old Buckenham, England. ...

  • Myron Abel

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 453rd Bomb Group

  • T Abercrombie

    Military | Private First Class | Ordnance | 453rd Bomb Group

  • William Acton

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-24 #42-52169 'Lucky Penny'. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Robert Adkins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed when his aircraft crashed and burned on return from Magdeburg at Bury's Hall Farm, Carleton Rode, 100 yards from the runway, in full view of all those who daily came to "sweat them in", following a mid-air collision with 42-95102, Spirit of...

  • Willard Adler

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group

  • George Adrien

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Ben Agee

    Military | First Sergeant | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Michael Aguerre

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Donald Albion

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 453rd Bomb Group

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  • 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...

  • 41-29005 Dolly's Sister

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29259 Little Mike

    B-24 Liberator
    Collided with B-24H-25-FO 42-95171 21 Jul 1944 and crashed near Darmsheim, Germany, 6 crew KIA, 3 POW; MACR 7252.

  • 42-110076

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-110089

    B-24 Liberator
    Ditched in North Sea on 11 August 1944.

  • 42-50278

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-50322

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-50703 Worry Bird

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed on 9 February 1945 at Bury's Hall Farm, Carleton Rode, 100 yards from the runway at Old Buckenham after a mid-air collision with SPIRIT OF NOTRE DAME (42-95102) which landed without crashing.

  • 42-52169 Lucky Penny

    B-24 Liberator
    The aircraft was named Lucky Penny after Penelope, the pet dog of pilot Nicholas Radosevich. The nose art was also painted in her likeness. ...

  • 42-52174 Hoo Jive

    B-24 Liberator

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:48:50 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)