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Bernard M Plaut

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  • Robert Burkholder

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber Co-pilot / Fighter pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 750BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions in B-17's. Detached for Special duties with 1st Scouting Force. 47 x combat missions in P-47's. Transferred to 857BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF. Member of the British 'GOLDFISH CLUB' for having ditched...

  • R Cobb

    Military | 457th Bomb Group

  • Jacob Dickinson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 457th Bomb Group

  • William Doherty

    Military | Major | 457th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 6 February 1945 DSC/ AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Roderick Francis

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Squadron Commander; Co-Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 25-Apr-44 in B-17 42-97070. Evaded (EVD). MACR 4306 ...

  • Montell Higgins

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 12 December 1944 in B-17 43-37567 'Willie III' ...

  • Virgil Hill

    Military | 457th Bomb Group

  • Harry Husky

    Military | 457th Bomb Group

  • Robert Kaufman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 750BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Survived ditching in B-17G 42-38063 'GI Virgin'.

  • Oscar Kempf

    Military | 457th Bomb Group

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  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

Aircraft

  • 42-38063 'G I Virgin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/12/43; Wendover 12/12/43; Assigned 749BS/457BG [S] Glatton 26/1/44; Missing in Action Munich 12/7/44 with Bob Kaufman, Co-pilot: Bob Burkholder, Navigator: Bernard Plaut, Bombardier: D.J. Letzia, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

  • 42-97652

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 18/1/44; 1SAG Langley 10/2/44;Morrison 22/3/44; Assigned 49BS/2BG Amendola 23/3/44; 20BS; Missing in Action Salzburg 7/12/44 with Ike Pederson, Co-pilot: Bob Draper, Navigator: Frank Madill, Radio Operator: Gildo Miller[wia], Waist...

  • 43-37567 Willie III

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/4/44; Gt Falls 3/5/44; Kearney 3/6/44; Grenier 18/6/44; Assigned 750BS/457BG [J] Glatton 29/6/44. ...

  • 43-38301

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/7/44; Kearney 28/7/44; Grenier 8/8/44; Assigned 751BS/457BG [N] Glatton 10/8/44; in base landing accident with Lorenz Koch 2/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 9/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 14/6/45; Reconstruction...

  • 44-6167

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 19/5/44; Kearney 29/5/44; Grenier 4/6/44; Assigned 750BS/457BG [K] Glatton 15/6/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 9/6/45; Sth Plains 11/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 18/12/45.

Missions

  • 403

    10 June 1944

  • 469

    12 July 1944
    Picked up a few flak holes. Overcast weather all the way. Another long ride. This makes 17 completed Missions.

  • 481

    18 July 1944
    Flew an easy one over Denmark to Germany. Only had one hours sleep between yesterday and today.

  • 562

    18 August 1944
    We led the Wing to France to bomb a fuel dump. Made 3 runs on the target. We hit it on the third run. Major Harmon flew Pilot; 12000 feet altitude.

  • 8th Air Force 650

    27 September 1944
    This mission is conducted by three elements against industrial targets, an oil refinery and an aircraft factory in Germany. A total of 1,192 heavy bombers are dispatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bomb Divisions: ...

  • 658

    2 October 1944

  • 693

    30 October 1944

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21 May 2021 13:18:24 WW2Archive Changes to aircraft associations
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WW2 History

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07 April 2018 03:16:52 WW2Archive Changes to nickname
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07 April 2018 03:15:52 WW2Archive Changes to media associations
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WW2Archives

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21 March 2018 15:52:16 WW2Archive Changes to awards and mission associations
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457th Bomb Group

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21 March 2018 03:31:10 WW2Archive Changes to highest rank, role and awards
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751st Squadron

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27 September 2014 18:04:31 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.457thbombgroup.org/roster/Pnames.html

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