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Headquarters (457th Bomb Group)



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  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

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  • Wilbur Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Group Aerial Photographer | 457th Bomb Group

  • John Chalfant

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Group Operations Officer /B17 PILOT | 457th Bomb Group
    Served as a Pilot of the leading airplane of a Combat Bombardment Wing composed of B-17 aircraft on a bombing mission over Germany on 9 August 1944. On this date the formation in which Col. Chalfant was flying encountered extremely adverse weather...

  • Frank Conselman

    Military | Major | Group Adjutant | 457th Bomb Group

  • Harley Danforth

    Military | Sergeant | Radar Technician; Ground Crew | 457th Bomb Group

  • Cecil Elgar

    Military | Master Sergeant | 457th Bomb Group

  • Gerald Galligan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Group Statistical Officer | 457th Bomb Group

  • Edmund Guzikowski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 457th Bomb Group

  • Richard Herbert

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Communications Officer | 457th Bomb Group

  • Jack Mandell

    Military | Major | Deputy Group Commanding Officer | 457th Bomb Group

  • James Mattison

    Military | First Lieutenant | Group Bombardier Officer | 457th Bomb Group

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:53 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)