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45th Combat Bomb Wing



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  • 3rd Air Division

    3rd Air Division

    In December 1944, the 3rd Bomb Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

  • 3rd Bomb Division

    3rd Bomb Division

    The 3rd Bomb Division was Constituted in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

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  • Robert Brannan

    Military | Captain | Bombsight Engineer
    Served from 12/12/42 to 6/22/45 Silver Star; Bronze Service Star & other related ribbons

  • Alfred D'Alessandris

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner/Engineer | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #42-97129. His B-17 was shot down at Stutebuell, 3 kms north west of Kappeln, near Schleswig, near the German/Denmark border at 2.15pm. ...

  • Monroe David

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed ner Parchim in B-17 'Green Weenie' #43-38644 on 5 Dec 44

  • James Dickenson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    POW crashed near Parchim on 5 Dec 44 in B-17 'Green Weenie' #4338644

  • Edgar Eggen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Parchim in B-17 'Green Weenie' #43-38644 on 5 Dec 44, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • John Henry

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    John B Henry served as a pilot with the 339th Fighter Group. He flew P-51 'San Antone Rose'. Completed tour of duty April 11, 1945. ...

  • James Hentges

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group
    F/O James (Jim) N. Hentges (USAAF) WWII Veteran and POW. ...

  • Rudolph Kostka

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot - B-17 | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned May 1944. Flew his first bombing mission on his 23rd birthday, May 19, 1944. On 5 Sept 1944 on Stuttgart mission Flew 33 missions on 'I'll Get By'. Flew two D-Day missions.

  • Carl Liles

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot | 482nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 3 September 1944 in AC #42-38119. Crashed off Channel Islands Missing Air Crew Report #8609. Hit by Flak over Guernsey Island, #2 engine flames, Lost altitude, #2 engine fell, #3 prop feathered. Ditched with no explosion. No...

  • Richard Maxwell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group

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  • 42-38145 Rosalie Ann II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered 27 December 1943 - Denver ...

  • 42-97222 Duces Wild, Puppy Breath

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/2/44; Gr Island 19/2/44; Presque Is 11/3/44; Assigned 728th BS / 452nd BG Deopham Green ( T ) 13/3/44; battle damaged Chemnitz, Ger 6/2/45 with Carl Tyner, Co-pilot: John Stellitans, Navigator: John Woodford, togg-Sgt Hurbert...

  • 42-97235

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/2/44; Kearney 27/2/44; Grenier 13/3/44; Assigned 729th BS / 452nd BG ( H ) RAF Deopham Green 16/3/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/5/44 with Walt Naylor, Navigator: Austin Casselberry, Bombardier: Mike Veselich, Radio Operator:...

  • 44-6106 Gremlin's Hideout

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Accepted: 2 May 1944 ...

  • 44-6131 Fearless Fosdick

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 10/5/44; Hunter 21/5/44; Grenier 31/5/44; Assigned 413BS/96BG [MZ-J] Snetterton 3/6/44; Aborted mission due to #1 engine failure, Hamm 7/1/45 with Peder Lansen, crash landed base (pilot error); Salvaged. FEARLESS FOSDICK.




Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:44 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / 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)