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451st Bomb Group



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Station Location Date
Based Gioia del Colle 10 January 1944 – 5 March 1944
Based San Pancrazio 5 March 1944 – 6 April 1944
Based Castelluccio 6 April 1944 – June 1945



  • James Atkinson

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio/Gunner | 451st Bomb Group

  • Robert Baker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 451st Bomb Group

  • Warren Bales

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 451st Bomb Group
    Aircraft Serial Number 42-51747 ...

  • Robert Barmore

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 451st Bomb Group
    Piloting his third mission to Ploesti, Romania, he was shot down on 5 May 1944 in a B-24H #42-52094 and became a POW (MACR 4604).

  • Eugene Becker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 451st Bomb Group
    On December 17, 1944 he was on the crew of the 15th AF B-24J Liberator 42-52045 during a mission over the Odertal oil plant in Germany. Shortly after passing over the target they were hit by another B-24 (42-51941) and the tail of the other bomber was...

  • Robert Bissell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 451st Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 April 1944 in B-24 41-29220. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Albert Boyhan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 451st Bomb Group
    1st Lt Albert "Red" F Boyhan my Uncle who I never knew. From NYC Husband to Lillian and father to Robert brother to Christopher Joseph USN, James US Army, John US Army & Margaret Boyhan Johnson

  • Gordon Butts

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer, Top Turret Gunner | 451st Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 April 1944 in B-24 41-29220. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • James Curtin

    Military | First Sergeant (1st Grade) | 451st Bomb Group
    Sgt James F Curtin was killed Feb 8th 1944 whilst serving with the 451st BG

  • Clifton Freeman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Ray-Sur-Authie, FR 29-Feb-44; hit by flak stbd engine feathered dropped out of formation salvoed bombs, Crashed Abbeville, FR Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2455 ...

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  • 42-107680 'Pickled Dilly'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 322BS, 451BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) night mission to Chateau Ribeacourt, France 8-Jul-44; exploded mid air due to night fighter 6 x KIA MACR 6623

  • 42-51941

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29490 'Gemini'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 834BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 832BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Stored BAD2. Assigned 725BSBS, 451st BG, 15AF USAAF. Salvaged 9-Apr-45.

  • 42-95379 Extra Joker

    B-24 Liberator
    A/C lost in mid air explosion after E/A strafing. Entire crew lost KIA. ...

  • 42-7759 Little Butch

    B-24 Liberator
    Salvaged following the take-off accident in Castelluccio, Italy - 17 May 44.

  • 42-50906 Minnesota Mauler

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 724BS, 451BG, 15AF USAAF. Crash landed at Zara, Yugoslavia on 9-Mar-45.

  • 44-50443 Low-An-Roy

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 727BS, 451BG, 15AF USAAF. This plane was scrapped at RFC Walnut Ridge 20-Dec-45.

  • 42-78465 Patches

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-28861 Burma Bound

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-51564 Fickle Finger

    B-24 Liberator

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Date Contributor Update
05 November 2016 02:06:50 466thHistorian Changes to stations

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 15:38:47 rossingtonj Changes to type

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:45 AAM AAM ingest

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