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44-6115 30 November 1944 accident pilots statement

Connections

Units

  • 1st Combat Bomb Wing
  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 534th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 731

    30 November 1944

Locations

  • Ridgewell

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as an RAF bomber station, Ridgewell operated as a satellite to RAF Stradishall until May 1943. It had three concrete runways, initially 36 pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Taken over by the Eighth Air Force in June...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 December 2019 02:51:30 terveurn Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

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