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Murray T. Byrd
Radio Operator
Jack Mitsch Crew
452nd BG - 730th BS



  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb 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...

  • 730th Bomb Squadron


  • Murray Byrd

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner
    Flew on the Big Week missions, the first Berlin raids and the D-Day missions. Flew the 21 June 1944 shuttle mission to Poltava Went to Auburn University on a football scholarship. Devoted to his wife Betty.


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
22 December 2014 01:55:18 466thHistorian Changes to person associations

Chris Brassfield

Date Contributor Update
22 December 2014 01:24:46 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Chris Brassfield