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42-102662

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 24/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Grenier 25/4/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 3/5/44; Missing in Action Berlin 21/6/44 with Ed Armm, Bill Stooks, Glen Swing, Jim Dozier, Arthur Kaule, John Clark, Joe Outrander, Bob James, George Thut (9 Killed in Action); Ed Koster (Prisoner of War); mid air coll with 42-31359 (452BG), tailplane broke off and crashed East Priegnitz, 20 miles E of Wittstock, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 6239.

Service

Units

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 728th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Edward Armm

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 21 June 1944 in AC #42102662. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Clark

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 21 June 1944 in AC #42102662. Killed in Action (KIA). AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • James Dozier

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 452nd Bomb Group
    Mid -air collision in B-17 #42102662 crashed at East priegnitz on 6/21/44 Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Robert James

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Mid-air collision crashed at East Priegnitz in B-17 #42102662 Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Arthur Kaule

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Mid-air collision and crashed at East Priegnitz in B-17 #42102662 Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Edward Koster

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #4297094 'Why Worry. ' Plane ditched in Channel. Returned to base. Had collision and crashed at East Priegnitz n 6/21/44 in B-17 #42102662 Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Joseph Ostrander

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Mid-air collision in B-17 #42102662. crashed at East Priegnitz on 6/21/44 Killed in Action (KIA)

  • William Stooks

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group

  • Glen Swing

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Mid air collision in B-17 #42102662 crashed at East Priegnitz on 6/21/44 Killed in Action (KIA)

  • George Thut

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Mid-air collision and crashed at East Priegnitz in B-17 #42102662 Killed in Action (KIA)

Places

  • Deopham Green

    Military site : airfield
    Deopham Green was another air base constructed after America's entry into the war to Class A standards for use by the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. When the 452nd Bomb Group arrived in January 1943 they found a main runway of 2,000 yards, two...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 21 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 6239 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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