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Hilgay War Memorial, Norfolk

Connections

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

  • Daniel Cursons

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer
    Killed in Action (KIA) 30 March 1945

  • Willis DuMond

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Roy Frost

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Killed when B17 44-6816 was caught in the propwash of another aircraft and was torn apart in the air.

  • Carl Hartman

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Killed when B17 44-6816 was caught in the propwash of another aircraft and was torn apart in the air.

  • Carl Jones

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot
    Killed when B17 44-6816 was caught in the propwash of another aircraft and was torn apart in the air.

  • Ernest Matthews

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Killed in Action (KIA) 30 March 1945

Aircraft

  • 44-6816

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 18/11/44; Dow Fd 28/11/44; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-B] Chelveston 1/12/44; transferred 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 2/12/44; caught in propwash of another aircraft on assembly for Hamburg with Willis Du Mond, Co-pilot: Carl Jones,...

Locations

  • 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...

  • Deopham Green Memorial

    Other location

  • Hilgay, Norfolk

    Crash site

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2015 17:36:06 usxpat Changes to place associations
Sources

Photo taken 17 September 2014, Laurie Atkins
http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2015 17:36:05 usxpat Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Photo taken 17 September 2014, Laurie Atkins
http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/

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