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Herbert W James


Among other planes flew on Shark Tooth



  • Archie Baumann

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Flew with James Crew.

  • Willard Branch

    Military | Sergeant | Togglier | 401st Bomb Group
    Flew on James Crew

  • Clarence Cassidy

    Military | First Lieutenant | 401st Bomb Group

  • Donald Kent

    Military | Senior Master Sergeant | B-17 Radio Operator/Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Lynn McCallon

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Robert Parker

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Flew with James Crew

  • Walter Sassmannshausen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Flew on James Crew, 11 missions. The crew returned the B-17 'Shark Tooth' to the US after the war. They did fly on it but not exclusively. Air Medal, etc

  • Melvin Toloso

    Military | Major | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew with James Crew. Completed 29 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 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

    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...

  • 614th Bomb Squadron


  • 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...

  • 43-37602

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/5/44; Hunter 17/5/44; Dow Fd 29/5/44; Assigned 602BS/401 BG [IW-O] Deenethorpe 10/6/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 14/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...


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Date Contributor Update
25 February 2020 22:15:45 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:57 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / unit history,