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772nd Bomb Squadron

Squadron

Established in mid-1943 as a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombardment squadron; assigned to Second Air Force for training. Attached in late 1943 and early 1944 to Air University Army Air Force School of Applied Tactics. Deployed to Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) in February 1944, squadron taking the South Atlantic Transport Route though the Caribbean and South America; transiting the Atlantic Ocean via Brazil and Dakar, French West Africa, being assigned to Fifteenth Air Force in March 1944 at several airfields in Southern Italy.

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  • 463rd Bomb Group

    463rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 463rd BG entered combat on March 30, 1944. The target was the airdrome at Imoski, Yugoslavia. Thirty-nine planes dropped 117 tons of bombs from 20,000 feet. Although slight flak was encountered, all planes returned safely. The group flew a...

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People

  • Peter Accetta

    Military | Corporal | 463rd Bomb Group

  • Donald Baker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 463rd Bomb Group
    Shot down over Hungary on his 21st mission on B-17 #44-6555, after the aircraft lost power in two engines and was forced to drop from the formation. Bailed out with his fellow crew members. All survived the jump and the war.

  • Edgar Baker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer | 463rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 772BS, 463BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti 19-Aug-44 flak, crashed Ploesti; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 9717. Awards: AM, PH.

  • Darwin Bartow

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 463rd Bomb Group
    Shot down over Hungary on his 21st mission on B-17 44-6555, after the aircraft lost power in two engines and was forced to drop from the formation. Bailed out with his fellow crew members. All survived the jump and the war.

  • Marvin Bates

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 463rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 772BS, 463BG, 15AF USAAF. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Foster Cash

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 97th Bomb Group
    Born 13 Aug 1917. Resident Callahan County TX. Joined Army Air Corps before war on 23 Nov 1940 in Ft Worth TX. Assigned 772nd Bomber Squadron flying out of Foggio Italy area. During a mission on 19 Mar 1944, his B-17 #42-31823 collided with #42...

  • David Cloud

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer / Top Turret Gunner | 463rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak on 12 Oct 44 in A/C #44-8118 on Mission to Bologna, Italy, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 9080.

  • John Creviston

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 463rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 772BS, 463BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti 19-Aug-44 flak, crashed Ploesti; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 9717. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Philip Daily

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 463rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak on 12 Oct 44 in A/C #44-8118 on Mission to Bologna, Italy, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 9080.

  • Fedoro DeTunno

    Military | 463rd Bomb Group
    Shut down by flak on 12 Oct 44 in A/C 44-8118 on Mission to Bologna, Italy. Prisoner of War (POW).

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Aircraft

  • 42-31823

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 25/12/43; Tulsa 9/1/44; Maxwell 14/1/44; Lakeland 16/1/44; Morrison 14/2/44; Assigned 772BS/463BG Celone 15/2/44; Transferred 341BS/97BG Amendola 3/44 ...

  • 42-31844 The Swoose

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 25/12/43; Gt Falls 27/12/43; Denver 30/12/43; Lakeland 20/1/44; Assigned 772BS/463BG Celone 28/3/44; Salvaged 16/5/45. THE SWOOSE 1944 MODEL. IT FLYS?.

  • 42-97550 'Lassie and Her Lads'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/12/43; Lincoln 8/1/44; Lakeland 11/1/44; Morrison 13/2/44; Assigned 772BS/463BG Celone 15/2/44; fatal crash destroyed 11/10/44 1 x KIA. LASSIE AND HER LADS.

  • 44-6110 Hell on Wings

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Available: 2 May 1944 ...

  • 44-6194 'Berlin Sleeper III'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 27/5/44; Hunter 21/6/44; Dow Fd 2/7/44; Assigned 772BS/463BG Celone 12/7/44; Missing in Action Ploesti 19/8/44 with Gordon Heap, Co-pilot: Jim Terry, Navigator: Warren Laufe, Waist gunner: Edgar Baker (4 Killed in Action); Bombardier:...

  • 44-6262 Miss Pan Am

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 17/6/44; Presque Is 28/6/44; Assigned 772BS/463BG Celone 3/7/44; Returned to the USA 1103 BU Morrison 28/9/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 20/12/45.

  • 44-6287

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 24/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned 772BS/463BG Celone 11/7/44; Missing in Action Valence 15/8/44 with Larry Gault, Co-pilot: Chas McCarthy, Navigator: Marvin Berger, Bombardier: Alf Michel, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry...

  • 44-6555

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 6/9/44; Grenier 21/9/44; Assigned 772BS/463BG Celone 11/10/44; ...

  • 44-8118

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 14/6/44; Langley 6/7/44; Dow Fd 7/8/44; Assigned 772BS/463BG PFF Celone 11/8/44; Missing in Action Bologna 12/10/44 with Bill Winters, Co-pilot: Irving Kipper, Navigator: Louis Martinich, Bombardier: Warren McCoy, Flight engineer/top...

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Date Contributor Update
28 December 2017 19:44:53 swinje Changes to person associations
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Date Contributor Update
14 November 2016 00:06:57 466thHistorian Created entry with type, category, name, description, air forces, aircraft types, unit encompassing associations and media associations
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/774th_Expeditionary_Airlift_Squadron

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