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735th 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



  • Marvin Aaker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Marvin Aaker served as a flight engineer and top turret gunner with the 735th Bomb Squadron of the 453rd Bomb Group, flying missions out of Old Buckenham, England.

  • Leon Abele

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Earl Abke

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Right Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Homer Adams

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Ora Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    DFC, 4 air medals

  • William Adams

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    On 23 Feb 1944 on a ferry flight from Old Buckenham to Thorpe Abbotts, B-24H #42-52182 landed long and ran off runway . RTD.

  • Curtis Aherron

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Elton Ahlgren

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Arthur Aho

    Military | Mechanic | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Carl Aichele

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group

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  • 41-28591 'Archibald'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 735BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Berlin attacked by E/A setting two engines alight, crashed at Mangelsdorf, crew baled out 21-Jun-44. 10 x POW. MACR 5933.

  • 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.

  • 41-29571

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-50327 Gypsy Queen

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-51089 'Star-Eyes'

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-52186

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-52240

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 732BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Tutow mission with Keith Hamby crew 9-Apr-44; A/C landed in Sweden, Interned (INT). MACR 3925

  • 42-52244

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-52627

    B-24 Liberator
    Hit by Flak, put on fire, 2 engines out, forced to make an emergency landing 5km East of Ensisheim, Alsace, France. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 6936.

  • 42-64453

    B-24 Liberator

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Date Contributor Update
06 May 2019 20:28:36 jjskhodges Changes to media associations

Photo owned by Jan Hodges

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:48:46 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)