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"Capt. James F. Goodman and crew of the 612th Bomb Squadron, 401st Bomb Group pose beside their Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" at an 8th Air Force base in England. Capt. Goodman piloted the lead aircraft on the mission to Le Bourget airdrome near Paris, France on 16th June 1944."

Rear L-R: Jim Goodman, Harry Bowman, Julius Pickoff, Unkn, Unkn, Walt Haberer.

Front L-R: John Farmer, Burt Markle, Jim Graham, Carlton Giese, Foster Dewees.

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Harold Bowman

    Military | Brigadier General | Commanding Officer
    Commanding Officer of 401st BG from June 1943 to 5 December 1944. ...

  • Foster Dewees

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio operator
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. James Goodman crew. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Farmer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight engineer
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. James Goodman crew. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), AF CMD, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Carlton Giese

    Military | Staff Sergeant
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Goodman

    Military | Captain | Pilot

  • James Graham

    Military | Staff Sergeant

  • Walter Haberer

    Military | Captain | Navigator
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. James Goodman crew. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Burton Markle

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist gunner
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. James Goodman crew. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Julius Pickoff

    Military | Major | Bombardier; Navigator / Group Navigator
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Group bombardier. 25 x combat missions. ETD Awards: LOM (2OLC), DFC (3OLC), AM (5OLC), Defense, WWII Victory, EAME.

Aircraft

  • 42-32012 'Shark Tooth'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/1/44; Kearney 28/1/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-P] Deenethorpe 5/3/44; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 13/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2020 21:42:57 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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