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Memorial dedicated to the victims of mid-air collision from 453rd Bomb Group at All Saints Church, Carlton Rode village, Norfolk.

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  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

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  • Donald Bremer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 566BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Fatal mid-air collision with B-24 44-10513 during formation assembly near Carleton Rode, 21-Nov-44. Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: PH.

  • Walter Brewer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Assigned to 566BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Fatal mid-air collision with B-24 44-10513 during formation assembly near Carleton Rode, 21-Nov-44. Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

  • William Bucher

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 566BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Fatal mid-air collision with B-24 44-10513 during formation assembly near Carleton Rode, 21-Nov-44. Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

  • Elden Forster

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer
    Assigned to 565BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Fatal mid air collision during formation assembly in B-24 44-10513 ’Old Glory’ crashed Carleton Rode 21-Nov-44 Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • Julius Heitler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    It was known in the family that Julius enlisted when he was 17, needing his parents' permission to do so. Three months before his death, he wrote to his sister Sylvia: "I’ve started flying but as yet I haven’t told Mom & Pop. Please don’t tell them...

  • Carl Hughes

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Assigned to 566BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Fatal mid-air collision with B-24 44-10513 during formation assembly near Carleton Rode, 21-Nov-44. Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

  • Roger Krouskup

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Assigned to 565BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Fatal mid air collision during formation assembly in B-24 44-10513 ’Old Glory’ crashed Carleton Rode 21-Nov-44 Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • Fred Landrum

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Assigned to 565BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Fatal mid air collision during formation assembly in B-24 44-10513 ’Old Glory’ crashed Carleton Rode 21-Nov-44 Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • William Leatherwood

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Assigned to 565BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Fatal mid air collision during formation assembly in B-24 44-10513 ’Old Glory’ crashed Carleton Rode 21-Nov-44 Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM (8OLC), PH.

  • Donald Robertson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer
    Killed when his aircraft crashed and burned on return from Magdeburg at Bury's Hall Farm, Carleton Rode, 100 yards from the runway, in full view of all those who daily came to "sweat them in", following a mid-air collision with 42-95102, Spirit of...

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Locations

  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...

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19 February 2015 20:08:07 apollo11 Created entry with caption, unit associations and place associations
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