Delivered Cheyenne 30 May 1944; Long Beach 12 June 1944; Kearney 13 July 1944; Dow Field 3 August 1944; Assigned 391BS/34BG Mendlesham 4 August 1944. Among other pilots, 1st Lt Harold E. Dwyer flew on it on the 7 April 1945 mission. Returned to the USA Bradley 21 June 1945; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 24 June 1945; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman, Arizona 5 December 1945.
After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
Harold Dwyer graduated from Hastings High School, Hastings, Nebraska in 1942. In August 1944 he received his wings and commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Corps at the Ft. Sumner Army Air Field in New Mexico.
Military | Captain | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
Military | Senior Master Sergeant | Gunner (tail) | 34th Bomb Group
7 April 1945
1,200 Heavies Hit Reich After 1-Day Nazi Air Bid
Military site : airfield
Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.
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