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Roy Frost

Military

Killed when B17 44-6816 was caught in the propwash of another aircraft and was torn apart in the air.

Service

Units served with

  • 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

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,...

Associated Place

  • 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

Events

Event Location Date
Born Kansas, USA 14 November 1921
Enlisted Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth, KS, USA 22 December 1941
Died Hilgay, Norfolk UK 30 March 1945
Buried Topeka, KS, USA

Topeka Cemetery
Topeka
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Sec 75

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 June 2015 16:38:33 usxpat Changes to events and place associations
Sources

Date of death: sources previously noted

Date Contributor Update
07 June 2015 16:37:26 usxpat Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

Find A Grave Memorial# 14262139
fold3: Army & Air Force Casualty Lists; enlistment records
googlebooks: Missing Planes of the 452nd Bomb Group, 3rd edition, compiled by Edward Hinrichs

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