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450th Bomb Group

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  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Manduria 19 January 1944 – 26 April 1945

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People

  • Gordon Brown

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight engineer | 450th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 720BS, 450BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna mission 7-Oct-44 in B-24 42-52443; A/C abandoned as running low of fuel North of Mostar, Yugoslavia. Evaded (EVD) MACR 9135 Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Kenneth Burns

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 450th Bomb Group
    15th Air Force, 47th Wing, 450 Bombardment Group, 722 Squadron On October 7, 1944 Lt. Burns' B-24 received heavy flak damage on a mission over Vienna. Crew bailed out over Yugoslavia. He flew his next mission on October 29.

  • John Caldwell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 450th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 721BS, 450BG, 15AF USAAF. Ed Lee crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Isarco/Albes, Italy 28-Feb-45; flak hit to #4 engine, dropped 1000ft before control regained. Crashed vicinity of Conegliano, Italy Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 12514 ...

  • George Condeelis

    Military | Corporal | Radio Operator | 450th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 720BS, 450BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna mission 7-Oct-44 in B-24 42-52443; A/C abandoned as running low of fuel North of Mostar, Yugoslavia. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 9135 Awards: PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Allen Feeback

    Military | Major | Pilot | 450th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 720BS, 450BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna mission 7-Oct-44 in B-24 42-52443; A/C abandoned as running low of fuel North of Mostar, Yugoslavia. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 9135 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Forschner

    Military | Captain | Bombardier | 450th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 720BS, 450BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna mission 7-Oct-44 in B-24 42-52443; A/C abandoned as running low of fuel North of Mostar, Yugoslavia. Evaded (EVD) MACR 9135 Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Henry Freitas

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 450th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 720BS, 450BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna mission 7-Oct-44 in B-24 42-52443; A/C abandoned as running low of fuel North of Mostar, Yugoslavia. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 9135 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Gover

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    HIS HEART WAS BRAVE HE WAS UNAFRAID FOR HIS WAS THE SOUL WHICH HEROES ARE MADE.

  • Harold Hall

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist gunner | 450th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 721BS, 450BG, 15AF USAAF. Ed Lee crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Isarco/Albes, Italy 28-Feb-45; flak hit to #4 engine, dropped 1000ft before control regained. Crashed vicinity of Conegliano, Italy Wounded, Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 12514 ...

  • Russell Hicks

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight engineer | 450th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 721BS, 450BG, 15AF USAAF. Ed Lee crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Isarco/Albes, Italy 28-Feb-45; flak hit to #4 engine, dropped 1000ft before control regained. Crashed vicinity of Conegliano, Italy Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 12514 ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2016 02:04:01 466thHistorian Changes to stations
Sources

http://www.forgottenairfields.com/italy/apulia/taranto/manduria-s583.html

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2016 23:14:53 466thHistorian Changes to unit part of associations and unit encompassing associations
Sources

Air Stories - 12th & 15th Air Forces
by Gerard Paloque
page 101

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2016 16:43:24 millebr Changes to type, nicknames and air forces
Sources

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia; 450th Bomb Group Memorial Association

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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