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614th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

Commanding officers
  • Alvah Chapman

    Military | Major | Pilot; Squadron Commander | 401st Bomb Group
    Flew 37 combat missions, mostly as a lead crew pilot or air commander. Was made Squadron Commander of 614th BS in December 1944. ...

  • Carl Hinkle

    Military | Colonel | Squadron Commander | 351st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF, Op's Officer. Took over command of 614BS when Major Eveland was shot down. Completed 25 x combat missions. Upon return after leave, became group Op's Officer for 351BG. Completed a further 6 x combat missions. ...

Structure

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  • 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...

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Missions

  • 8th Air Force

    24 August 1944
    Down N Go participated in mission number 132 which was a bombing mission over Weimar.

Stations

Station Location Date
Based Deenethorpe

Connections

People

  • Reuben Acosta

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 6 x combat missions. Scimeca crew. Awards: AM, WII Victory, EAME.

  • James Alexander

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 May 1944 in B-17 #42107207. Shot down 2 German fighters over Germany. Plane went down in a hayfield near Everingen. 3KIA, 7 POW. Silver Star, Bronze Star w/2 oak leaf clusters, Purple Heart, DFC

  • Joseph Allaire

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Air Transport Technician, Radio Counter Measures | 401st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Krallsheim on 18 Apr 45 in B-17 #4338646

  • Andrew Allen

    Military | Corporal | Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Schweinfurt in B-17 42-97464 'What Next ?'; Shot down 13-Apr-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 3941 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Walter Ambrogetti

    Military | Corporal | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Killed on Mission (KOM) on 17 September 1944. Plane exploded on takeoff. Plane was "Rosie's Sweat Box". PH

  • Ensign Ames

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Paul Amos

    Military | Private | Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Not among crew shot down 13-Apr-44 on Schweinfurt mission. Absent from MACR 3941

  • Carl Anderson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    B-17G #42-31098 'Penny's Thunderhead' ran off the runway when the tire blew on landing on 26 Mar 1944. RTD. ...

  • Richard Andrews

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Remained in USAF, serving in Korean conflicts and rising to Lt Colonel.

  • Graciano Arellano

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Aircraft

  • 42-102394 Down N' Go

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/2/44; Kearney 15/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-C] Deenethorpe 16/4/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 24/8/44 with Parker Finney, Co-pilot: Virgil Price, Navigator: Dale Scott, tog-Brown Bralley, Waist gunner: Burton...

  • 42-102659 'Hard Seventeen', 'Hard Luck'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Grenier 15/5/44; Assigned 447BG Rattlesden 16/5/44; transferred 614BS/401BG [IW-J] Deenethorpe 30/5/44; Salvaged 10/1/45. ...

  • 42-107084

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 16/2/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Grenier 3/4/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-G] Deenethorpe 16/4/44; Missing in Action Politz, Poland 7/10/44 with Alex Harasym, Clarry Barsuk, Glen Topic, Jarvis Friduss, Emanuel Saylor, John Bailey, George Capps ...

  • 42-107151 Cover Girl

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 7/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-B] Deenethorpe 15/4/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 42-107207

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 21/3/44; Kearney 2/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-O/D] Deenethorpe 2/5/44; Missing in Action Oschersleben 30/5/44 with Alpheus Kilmer, Co-pilot: Jim Hunter, Navigator: Bill Griggs, Bombardier: John Wilson`Wounded in...

  • 42-107210 Be Coming Back

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 21/3/44; Kearney 4/4/44; Grenier 10/4/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-N] Deenethorpe 29/4/44; had aborted mission on 12/6/44, had returned and parked at dispersal, when fragmentation bomb being unloaded exploded killing six and injuring 11...

  • 42-31036 Nobody's Baby

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 7/9/43; Scott 24/10/43; Assigned 303BG Molesworth 25/10/43, 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood; transferred 614BS/401BG [IW-X] Deenethorpe 8/11/43; Missing in Action Frankfurt 4/2/44 with Frank Zitkovic, Co-pilot: Bascom Clifton, Navigator:...

  • 42-31064 Hey Lou

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/9/43; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-H] Deenethorpe 30/10/43; Missing in Action Kiel 31/12/43 with Don Lawry, Co-pilot: Jim Dockendorfonly body recovered, Navigator: Harry Self, Bombardier: Bernie Weiner, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-31098 Penny's Thunderhead

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/9/43; Gt Falls 2/10/32; Scott 25/10/43; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-B] Deenethorpe 30/10/43; ...

  • 42-31116 Cawn't Miss

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/9/43; Gt Falls 14/10/43; Bowman 28/10/43; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IW-O] Deenethorpe 30/10/43; Missing in Action Berlin 29/4/44 with John Singleton, Co-pilot: Clarry Barsuk, Navigator: Jim Levey, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

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Citations

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 October 2014 23:38:33 Paul Bellamy Changes to type, nicknames and commanding officers associations
Sources

401BG history (401BG Association)

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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