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From the list of crews and passengers of the 448th who made the initial flight to England, from the book A Replacement Crew in the ETO (European Theatre of Operations), World War II, 448th Bomb Group, 20th Combat Wing, Second Air Division, 8th Air Force by John Rowe

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Units

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 712th Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Berry

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator

  • George Chapman

    Military | Sergeant | Flight Engineer

  • Frank Dial

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner; Also listed as Bombardier

  • James Donley

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner

  • Floyd Drake

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Edward Lies

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner

  • Robert McCormick

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner

  • Howard Patchell

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Completed 25 missions as member of Lt. Paul Harrison's Crew. Flew on 'Little Sheppard' and 'Busted Flush'

  • Donald Ransom

    Military | Sergeant

Aircraft

  • 41-29232 The Menace

    B-24 Liberator
    Severely damaged on landing Seething, England 23 July 1944

Locations

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 September 2021 14:58:08 Litprof Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Photo of crew/passenger manifest from A Replacement Crew in the ETO (European Theatre of Operations), World War II, 448th Bomb Group, 20th Combat Wing, Second Air Division, 8th Air Force by James Rowe.

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