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445th Bomb Group Memorial, All Saints Church, Tibenham.

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  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

People

  • Leland Simpson

    Military | Major | Assistant Group Bombardier
    Original 445th BG Group Bombardier; served with actor Jimmy Stewart; flew 35 missions most with lead crews ...

Locations

  • Tibenham

    Military site : airfield
    Tibenham was built in 1941-1942 by W and C French Ltd with a standard 2,000 yard main runway, and two other runways both 1,400 feet in length. Accommodation was provided for a full USAAF heavy bomber group in dispersed sites. Personnel of the 320th...

  • All Saints, Tibenham

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18 February 2015 20:30:29 apollo11 Created entry with caption, unit associations and place associations
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