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452nd Bombardment Group (Heavy)

Aircraft:B-17
Group Emblem:
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Wing:45th Combat Bombardment Wing
Division:3rd Bombardment Division
Airfield(s)
Squadrons:728th Bombardment Squadron
729th Bombardment Squadron
730th Bombardment Squadron
731st Bombardment Squadron
Tail Marking:
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Details:Trained with B-17's. Moved to England, Dec 1943-Jan 1944, and assigned to Eighth AF.

Entered combat on 5 Feb 1944 with an attack against aircraft assembly plants at Brunswick. Throughout combat, engaged primarily in bombardment of strategic targets, including marshalling yards at Frankfurt, aircraft assembly plants at Regensburg, aircraft component works at Kassel, the ball-bearing industry at Schweinfurt, a synthetic rubber plant at Hannover, and oil installations at Bohlen.

1st Lt Donald Gott and 2d Lt William E Metzger Jr were each awarded the Medal of Honor for remaining with their aircraft (crippled during a mission over Germany on 9 Nov 1944) in an attempt to save a wounded crew member who was unable to bail out; the men were killed when the B-17 exploded in midair.

In addition to strategic missions, the 452d supported ground forces and carried out interdictory operations. Helped prepare for the invasion of Normandy by hitting airfields, V-weapon sites, bridges, and other objectives in France; struck coastal defenses on D-Day, 6 Jun 1944. Bombed enemy positions in support of the breakthrough at St Lo in Jul and the offensive against Brest in Aug and Sep. Later in Sep, assisted the airborne attack on Holland. Hit enemy communications in and near the combat zone during the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945. Bombed an airfield in support of the airborne assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945.

Received a DUC for action on 7 Apr 1945 when, despite vigorous fighter attacks and heavy flak, it accurately bombed a jet-fighter base at Kaltenkirchen. Flew last combat mission of World War 11 on 21 Apr, striking marshalling yards at Ingolstadt. Returned to the US in Aug. Inactivated on 28 Aug 1945.

    Commanders:
  • Lt Col Herbert O Wangeman, c. 15 Jun 1943
  • Lt Col Robert B Satterwhite, 8 Feb 1944
  • Lt Col Marvin F Stalder, 28 Feb 1944
  • Col Thetus C Odom, 30 Mar 1944
  • Col Archibald Y Smith, c. 24 Jul 1944
  • Col William D Eckert, c. 1 Aug 1944
  • Lt Col Charles W Sherburne, 13 Sep 1944
  • Col Burnham L Batson, c. 25 Sep 1944;

Air Force Combat Units of World War II, Maurer, Maurer: USAF, 1986

Accident Reports:Number of Non-Combat-Related Accident reports for this group: 58

Missions

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#DATENAMETARGETSA/C LOST
1February 05, 19448AF 210Airfields in France
2February 06, 19448AF 212Airfields in France
3February 08, 19448AF 214Siracourt and Watten V-weapons sites; Frankfurt marshaling yards3
4February 10, 19448AF 216Brunswick industrial area5
5February 13, 19448AF 221Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
6February 20, 19448AF 226Tutow and Rostock airfields; Aviation industry in Germany1
7February 21, 1944B228Airfields in Germany
8February 24, 19448AF 233Schweinfurt industrial area1
9February 25, 19448AF 235Aviation targets in Germany
10February 29, 19448AF 240Aviation targets in Brunswick, Germany
11March 02, 19448AF 244Frankfurt, Germany marshaling yards
12March 03, 19448AF 246Wilhelmshaven, Germany port area
13March 04, 19448AF 247Ruhr industrial area1
14March 06, 19448AF 250Berlin industrial areas2
15March 08, 19448AF 252Berlin industrial areas5
16March 09, 19448AF 253Berlin industrial areas
17March 15, 19448AF 259Brunswick industrial area
18March 16, 19448AF 262Augsburg, Germany and T/Os1
19March 18, 19448AF 264Aviation targets in Germany
20March 20, 19448AF 269Frankfurt industrial area
21March 22, 19448AF 273Berlin aviation industry areas
22March 23, 19448AF 275Brunswick aviation targets4
23March 26, 19448AF 280Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
24March 27, 19448AF 282Airfields in SW France
25March 28, 19448AF 283Airfields in France2
26April 01, 19448AF 287Ludwigshafen chemical industry
27April 08, 19448AF 291Aviation targets in Germany
28April 09, 19448AF 293Aviation targets in Germany6
29April 10, 19448AF 295Airfields in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany
30April 11, 19448AF 298Aviation targets in Germany2
31April 12, 19448AF 300Schweinfurt industrial area1
32April 13, 19448AF 301Schweinfurt industrial area
33April 18, 19448AF 306Aviation targets in Germany
34April 19, 19448AF 308Aviation targets in Germany
35April 20, 19448AF 309V-weapon sites in France1
36April 22, 19448AF 311Hamm, Germany marshaling yards
37April 24, 19448AF 315Aviation targets in Germany
38April 25, 19448AF 317Marshaling yards in Germany and airfields in France
39April 26, 19448AF 319Brunswick industrial area and Cologne
40April 27, 19448AF 322Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
41April 29, 19448AF 327Berlin city area3
42April 30, 19448AF 329Airfields in France; V-weapons in France
43May 01, 19448AF 333Marshaling yards in France1
44May 01, 19448AF 332V-weapon sites in France (CROSSBOW)
45May 07, 19448AF 342Berlin targets of opportunity, Munster and Osnabruck industrial areas
46May 08, 19448AF 345Targets in France and Belgium
47May 08, 19448AF 344Targets in Germany1
48May 09, 19448AF 347Marshaling yards and airfields in France, Belgium and Luxembourg
49May 11, 19448AF 351Marshaling yards in France
50May 12, 19448AF 353German oil industry targets14
51May 13, 19448AF 355Oil production facilities in Germany and Czechoslovakia
52May 19, 19448AF 358Targets in Germany: Factories and Wilhelm-Strasse Railroad Station2
53May 20, 19448AF 359Airfields in France
54May 22, 19448AF 361Kiel port and Siracourt V-weapons site
55May 23, 19448AF 364Airfields and rail targets in France
56May 24, 19448AF 367Airfields in France and Financial District, Admiralty, War Offices in Berlin area
57May 25, 19448AF 370Airfields, rail targets and coastal batteries in France
58May 27, 19448AF 373Rail targets in Germany and France1
59May 28, 19448AF 376Oil production facilities in Germany
60May 29, 19448AF 379Aviation and oil targets in Germany3
61May 30, 19448AF 380Industry in Germany, rail targets in France and Belgium
62May 31, 19448AF 382Aviation and rail targets in Germany; rail targets in France and Belgium
63June 02, 19448AF 384, 385V-weapons sites, airfields and rail targets in France
64June 02, 19448AF 384, 385V-weapons sites, airfields and rail targets in France
65June 03, 19448AF 388Pas de Calais defenses
66June 04, 19448AF 389Pas de Calais coastal defenses
67June 04, 19448AF 390Pas de Calais coastal defenses
68June 05, 19448AF 392Le Havre, Caen, Boulogne, Cherbourg coastal defenses
69June 06, 19448AF 394Coastal targets in invasion area
70June 07, 19448AF 397, 398Tactical targets in NW France
71June 08, 19448AF 400Rail targets and airfields in France
72June 10, 19448AF 403Tactical targets in France, airfields and chokepoints
73June 11, 19448AF 405Airfields and rail targets in Paris, Brittany and Loire valley
74June 12, 19448AF 407Airfields and bridges in France
75June 14, 19448AF 412Airfields in France and the low countries; supply sites in France
76June 15, 19448AF 414Airfields and rail targets in France; Oil targets in Germany
77June 18, 19448AF 421Oil targets in Germany
78June 19, 19448AF 423Airfields in Bordeaux, France area1
79June 20, 19448AF 425Oil and industrial targets in Germany, V-weapons sites in France
80June 21, 19448AF 428Oil production facilities in Germany; first Shuttle mission to USSR (Operation FRANTIC)5
81June 22, 19448AF 432Industry and airfields in NW France
82June 23, 19448AF 435 and 436Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites; rail and airfield targets in NW France
83June 24, 19448AF 438Oil production facilities in Germany, bridges and airfields in France
84June 25, 19448AF 441, 442Airfields and electric power installtions in France
85June 26, 1944Eastern CommandTargets in Hungary; Frantic operation; landed in Italy
86June 29, 19448AF 447Strategic targets in Leipzig area
87July 03, 1944Italy shuttleRail target in Yugoslavia
88July 05, 19448AF 453Airfields in Holland and Belgium; Noball and rail targets in France
89July 06, 19448AF 455V-weapon sites in France; Kiel shipyards
90July 06, 19448AF 456NOBALL: Pas-De-Calais v-weapon sites; bridges south of Paris
91July 07, 19448AF 458Oil, bearing and aircraft plants in Germany
92July 08, 19448AF 460Transportation and V-weapons targets in France2
93July 11, 19448AF 466Munich and southern Germany
94July 12, 19448AF 469Munich and southern Germany
95July 13, 19448AF 471Munich and southern Germany
96July 13, 19448AF 471Munich and southern Germany
97July 14, 19448AF 472Operation CADILLAC
98July 16, 19448AF 476Munich area
99July 18, 19448AF 481Tactical targets in France; Kiel oil targets; Peenemunde area
100July 19, 19448AF 482Industrial targets in W and SW Germany
101July 20, 19448AF 484Oil and industrial targets in W Germany
102July 21, 19448AF 486Aircraft industry, airfields and ball-bearing plants in SW Germany
103July 24, 19448AF 492Tactical support for Operation COBRA
104July 25, 19448AF 494Tactical support for Operation COBRA
105July 28, 19448AF 501Targets in Belgium, France and Germany
106July 29, 19448AF 503Oil targets in Germany and airfields in France
107July 31, 19448AF 507Targets in Germany and airfields in France1
108August 01, 19448AF 508Airfields, bridges, tactical targets in France
109August 02, 19448AF 510, 511Tactical targets in France
110August 04, 19448AF 514Oil refineries, aircraft factories1
111August 05, 19448AF 519, 520, 521Strategic targets in Germany, V-weapons site, GH test
112August 06, 19448AF 524Refineries and factories in Germany; Noball targets in France1
113August 07, 19448AF 527, 528Fuel dumps, bridges in France; GH test
114August 08, 19448AF 530, 8AF 531Airfields and Noball targets in France
115August 09, 19448AF 533, 8AF 535Aviation and tank industry and airfields in SE Germany; Micro H test2
116August 11, 19448AF 541, 542, 543Rail, fuel, troops in Brest peninsula
117August 13, 19448AF 548, 549, 550Support of Ground troops near Le Havre; transportation around Paris
118August 14, 19448AF 552Airfield, rail in France; aviation and oil plants in Germany1
119August 18, 19448AF 561, 562Bridges, Airfields, Fuel Dumps and an Aircraft Engine Factory in France and Belgium
120August 24, 19448AF 568Strategic targets in Germany
121August 25, 19448AF 570Aircraft component plants
122August 26, 19448AF 575, 576, 577, 578, 575: Brest gun batteries; 576: oil, fuel, chemicals; 577: bridge; 578: TV bombs
123August 30, 19448AF 590 & 8AF 591590: V-1 launching sites; 591: Kiel and Bremen
124September 03, 19448AF 601 & 8AF 602Attacks on gun emplacements in Brest area1
125September 05, 19448AF 605, 8AF 606605: Aviation and oil industry in SE Germany. 606: enemy positions nr. Brest
126September 08, 19448AF 611Industry in Mainz and Ludwigshafen
127September 09, 19448AF 613, 8AF 614613: container drop to French Resistance in Southern France; 614: targets in western Germany
128September 10, 19448AF 619, 8AF 620Targets in Stuttgart area
129September 11, 19448AF 623Attacks on synthetic oil plants and refinery
130September 13, 19448AF 628Oil and industrial target in southern Germany
131September 17, 19448AF 637Support airborne landings in Holland
132September 19, 19448AF 642Rail target in western Germany; ordnance and oil refinery
133September 21, 19448AF 44Targets in western Germany
134September 25, 19448AF 647Rail targets in western Germany and oil plant at Ludwigshafen
135September 27, 19448AF 650Industry and transportation targets in western Germany
136September 30, 19448AF 655Rail and aviation targets in western Germany
137October 02, 19448AF 658; 8AF 659Industrial targets in Cologne and Kassel; Hamm marshaling yard1
138October 03, 19448AF 662Airfields and industrial targets in Germany
139October 05, 19448AF 665Industry, airfields and railways in Germany1
140October 06, 19448AF 667Industry in northern Germany
141October 09, 19448AF 670Industrial targets in south and central Germany
142October 12, 19448AF 674Airfield and marshalling yard
143October 14, 19448AF 676, 8AF 677Rail targets in Germany
144October 15, 19448AF 678Industrial, oil and rail targets in Cologne, Germany area
145October 17, 19448AF 681Targets in Cologne area
146October 18, 19448AF 682Attacks on Kassel, Cologne, Leverkusen
147October 19, 19448AF 683Industrial targets in Mannheim and Mainz
148October 25, 19448AF 688Oil and industry in western Germany
149October 26, 19448AF 689Industry and comm targets in western Germany
150October 30, 19448AF 693Oil industry in Germany
151November 02, 19448AF 698Oil and rail targets in Central Germany
152November 04, 19448AF 700Oil installations in western Germany
153November 05, 19448AF 702Marshalling yards in western Germany1
154November 06, 19448AF 704Oil installations in western Germany
155November 09, 19448AF 707Tactical targets in Metz and Thionville areas2
156November 10, 19448AF 709Airfield in western Germany
157November 11, 19448AF 712Oil and rail targets in western Germany
158November 16, 19448AF 715Tactical targets near Aachen
159November 21, 19448AF 720Oil industry in Germany
160November 25, 19448AF 723Synthetic oil installation at Merseburg and Bingen rail yard1
161November 26, 19448AF 725Rail and oil installation in western Germany
162November 27, 19448AF 727Marshalling yards in Germany
163November 29, 19448AF 729Rail and oil targets Germany
164November 30, 19448AF 731Rail and oil targets Germany
165December 04, 19448AF 736Rail targets in Germany1
166December 05, 19448AF 728, 8AF 729Berlin weapons works and Munster rail yards; 729: Aphrodite op1
167December 10, 19448AF 745Rail targets in Germany
168December 11, 19448AF 746Rail targets and bridge in western Germany
169December 12, 19448AF 748Oil and rail targets in Germany
170December 18, 19448AF 754Communication and tactical targets in western Germany
171December 24, 19448AF 759, 760Airfields and communications center in Gemany (760) and French U-boat coastal batteries (759)1
172December 26, 19448AF 762Rail targets behind battle area
173December 28, 19448AF 766Rail and road bridges in western Germany
174December 29, 19448AF 769Communications targets in western Germany
175December 30, 19448AF 770Rail and communications targets in western Germany
176December 31, 19448AF 772Strategic targets and comm centers along German supply lines5
177January 02, 19458AF 776Communications and tactical targets in western Germany2
178January 03, 19458AF 778Rail and communications targets in western Germany
179January 05, 19458AF 781Rail targets and airfield in central Germany
180January 07, 19458AF 785Comm centers, rail targets, bridges and oil depots in western Germany
181January 08, 19458AF 787Comm centers, rail targets, bridges in western Germany
182January 10, 19458AF 789Airfields, rail targets and bridges in Germany1
183January 13, 19458AF 791Marshalling yards and Rhine rail bridges
184January 14, 19458AF 792Oil facilities in central Germany and highway bridges at Cologne
185January 15, 19458AF 794Marshalling yards in Germany
186January 17, 19458AF 798Oil refineries at Hamburg and Harburg
187January 20, 19458AF 801Synthetic oil industry at Sterkrade1
188January 21, 19458AF 803Industry and rail targets in central Germany
189January 28, 19458AF 809Marshalling yards, bridges and benzol plant at Dortmund
190January 29, 19458AF 811Industrial plants at Kassel and rail targets in central Germany
191February 03, 19458AF 817Major attack on Berlin and Madgeburg oil industry1
192February 06, 19458AF 821Oil targets in Germany1
193February 09, 19458AF 824Oil targets in Germany
194February 14, 19458AF 830Oil and rail targets in Germany
195February 15, 19458AF 832Oil plants at Magdeburg and rail targets in Germany
196February 16, 19458AF 833Oil plants and marshaling yards in central Gemany1
197February 17, 19458AF 834Synthetic oil plants
198February 19, 19458AF 835Oil, industry and rail targets
199February 20, 19458AF 836Nuremburg
200February 21, 19458AF 839Rail targets in Nuremburg
201February 22, 19458AF 841Operation Clarion: major attack on German rail and road targets1
202February 23, 19458AF 843Second day of Clarion mission
203February 25, 19458AF 847Tank factories; jet airfields; oil depots
204February 26, 19458AF 849Attacks on targets in Berlin1
205February 27, 19458AF 851Road and rail targets in Halle and Leipzig
206February 28, 19458AF 854Rail targets in Germany
207March 01, 19458AF 857Marshalling yards in central and southern Germany
208March 04, 19458AF 863Jet airfields and industrial targets
209March 05, 19458AF 865Synthetic oil plants
210March 08, 19458AF 872Synthetic oil plants and rail targets
211March 09, 19458AF 875Rail marshaling yards and industrial sites
212March 10, 19458AF 877Rail targets
213March 11, 19458AF 881U-boat yards and oil installations in northern Germany
214March 12, 19458AF 883Marshalling yards
215March 14, 19458AF 886Rail, oil and industrial targets
216March 15, 19458AF 889German Army HQ and rail targets
217March 17, 19458AF 892Oil, industrial and rail targets
218March 18, 19458AF 894Rail and tank plants in Berlin area1
219March 19, 19458AF 896Industry, rail and airfield targets in Germany2
220March 20, 19458AF 898Hamburg area targets
221March 21, 19458AF 901, 902, 903, 904Jet fighter bases1
222March 22, 19458AF 906Attacks on barracks, camps and airfields
223March 23, 19458AF 908Rail targets in west and central Germany
224March 24, 19458AF 911Operations in support of Operation VARSITY - crossing of the Rhine
225March 26, 19458AF 915Oil and tank plants
226March 28, 19458AF 917Tank and armament factories
227March 30, 19458AF 918Uboat construction and operation targets
228March 31, 19458AF 920Synthetic oil plants, munition and vehicles factories1
229April 03, 19458AF 924Kiel U-boat yards
230April 04, 19458AF 926Airfields in Germany
231April 05, 19458AF 928Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
232April 06, 19458AF 930Leipzig area
233April 07, 19458AF 931Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields4
234April 08, 19458AF 932Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
235April 09, 19458AF 935Oil depot, ammunition plant and jet airfields
236April 10, 19458AF 938Jet airfields and army base near Berlin
237April 11, 19458AF 941Airfields, munitions and rail targets
238April 14, 19458AF 948Bordeaux strong points and batteries
239April 15, 19458AF 951Bordeaux and Royan strong points and batteries
240April 16, 19458AF 954, 8AF 955Rail and communication centers
241April 17, 19458AF 957Rail targets in E Germany and Czechoslovakia
242April 18, 19458AF 959Rail targets in Germany
243April 21, 19458AF 963Jet airfields and rail targets in southeast Germany
244May 01, 19458AF 973Supply Mission
245May 02, 19458AF 975Supply Mission
246May 03, 19458AF 977Supply Mission
247May 05, 19458AF 980Supply Mission
248May 06, 19458AF 981Supply Mission
249May 07, 19458AF 984Supply Mission
TOTAL AIRCRAFT LOST:107

Non-Combat Related Accidents

#DATEREPORT
11944-01-22Aircraft: B-17G (#42-39942).
Organization: 728BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Carris, Gerald R.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Neaton/Sta 505 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
21944-01-28Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31360).
Organization: 730BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Eakin, Elliott (NMI).
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
31944-02-06Aircraft: B-17G (#42-39955).
Organization: 731BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Sweeny, Howard W.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
41944-02-09Aircraft: B-17G (#42-39977).
Organization: 729BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Compton, Eno (NMI).
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
51944-02-12Aircraft: B-17G (#42-39916).
Organization: 731BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Wagner, Charles F.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Troston, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
61944-02-20Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31368).
Organization: 730BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Stephens, Frank S.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
71944-03-22Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31319).
Organization: 731BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Schimmel, Robert G.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
81944-04-22Aircraft: B-17G (#42-39971).
Organization: 729BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Wands, Dixon I.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Horham/ 2mi NE England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
91944-04-26Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31319).
Organization: 731BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Wilson, Hugh M.
Notes: crashed on take off.
Location: Deopham Green/ 1mi frm England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
101944-05-13Aircraft: B-17G (#42-107087).
Organization: 728BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Beuchat, Herman R.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Castle Bromwick England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
111944-05-19Aircraft: B-17G (#42-38145).
Organization: 730BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Gaither, William C.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: East Dereham/over England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
121944-05-31Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31525).
Organization: 730BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Gaither, William C.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
131944-05-31Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31361).
Organization: 730BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: .
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
141944-06-07Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97206).
Organization: 730BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
151944-06-07Aircraft: B-17G (#42-107225).
Organization: 731BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: MacDougall, William R.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
161944-06-19Aircraft: B-17G (#42-102541).
Organization: 728BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Wright, Oliver E.
Notes: crash landing out of gas.
Location: Wattisham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
171944-06-22Aircraft: B-17G (#42-107073).
Organization: 730BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Friddle, Saufley B.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
181944-06-26Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97222).
Organization: 728BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Bonds, John B.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
191944-07-10Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37631).
Organization: 730BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Gosewich, William J.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
201944-07-10Aircraft: B-17E (#41-9019).
Organization: 730BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
211944-07-12Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37817).
Organization: 730BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Graff, William P.
Notes: crash belly landing out of gas.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
221944-07-16Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97987).
Organization: 730BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Friddle, Saufley, B.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
231944-07-18Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31382).
Organization: 729BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: destroyed by fire on ground.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
241944-07-19Aircraft: B-17G (#42-39973).
Organization: 730BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Gross, Morris L.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
251944-08-08Aircraft: B-17G (#42-102631).
Organization: 729BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Lacey, Kenneth P.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
261944-09-05Aircraft: B-17E (#41-9019W).
Organization: 731BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Kirkebo, Arnold (NMI).
Notes: ground accident.
Location: RAF Seighford England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
271944-09-06Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97206).
Organization: 730BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Helms, Marion C.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
281944-09-09Aircraft: B-17G (#42-39909W).
Organization: 731BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Walkup, Edwon F.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
291944-09-29Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38201).
Organization: 731BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Beuchat, Herman R.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
301944-10-01Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97987).
Organization: 730BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Hawkins, Robert K.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
311944-10-12Aircraft: B-17G (#42-39973).
Organization: 730BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Miller, William J.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Ingham/ 2mi W England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
321944-10-26Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37906).
Organization: 730BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Specht, Robert C.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Deopham Green/4mi W England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
331944-10-26Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38696).
Organization: 730BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Bragg, Wallace C.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Deopham Green/4mi W England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
341944-10-28Aircraft: B-17G (#42-97901).
Organization: 729BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Smith, Ira F.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Doepham Green/Sta 142 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
351944-11-28Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38358).
Organization: 730BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Mack, Victor A.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
361944-12-06Aircraft: B-17E (#41-9019).
Organization: 729BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Smith, Eugene T.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
371944-12-07Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8201).
Organization: 729BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Foeste, Wilfred E.
Notes: ground looped.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
381944-12-18Aircraft: B-17G (#42-102615).
Organization: 728BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Clifford, John E.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: RAF Woodbridge England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
391944-12-24Aircraft: B-17G (#42-31368).
Organization: 729BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: MacSporran, James (NMI).
Notes: killed in a forced landing.
Location: Deophan Green/4mi N England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
401944-12-24Aircraft: B-17G (#42-39970).
Organization: 730BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Csoros, John (NMI) Jr.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
411944-12-28Aircraft: B-17G (#42-102660).
Organization: 728BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Randll, William H.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
421944-12-28Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38822).
Organization: 729BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Hayes, Jack A.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
431945-01-10Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8181).
Organization: 729BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Arant, Harry E.
Notes: bail out.
Location: Thorpe Abbots, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
441945-02-17Aircraft: B-17G (#42-102615).
Organization: 728BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Knoll, Joe (NMI).
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Tibenham/ 1/4mi SW 124 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
451945-02-20Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6165).
Organization: 730BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Gaines, William (NMI).
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
461945-03-05Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6152).
Organization: 728BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Larson, La Verne T.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
471945-03-20Aircraft: B-17G (#43-39089).
Organization: 729BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Imboden, Truman R.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
481945-03-26Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38876).
Organization: 728BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Porter, Arlin L.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Framsden/ nr England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
491945-03-30Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6816).
Organization: 728BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: DuMond, Willis C.
Notes: killed in a crash due to structural failure.
Location: Littleport/ 5mi N England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
501945-04-05Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37814).
Organization: 730BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Ziemke, Alvin C.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
511945-04-25Aircraft: B-17G (#43-38318).
Organization: 731BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Sanda, John A.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
521945-04-28Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8841).
Organization: 729BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Kirik, Edward (NMI).
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
531945-05-04Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8432).
Organization: 729BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Althaus, Henry C.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
541945-05-12Aircraft: B-17G (#43-39143).
Organization: 731BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Lewis, Boyd E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
551945-05-16Aircraft: B-17G (#44-6940).
Organization: 731BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Amelang, Lawrence M.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Chartres/A-40 France.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
561945-06-07Aircraft: B-17G (#43-37643).
Organization: 728BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Hedgecock, Alva G.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 2
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
571945-06-07Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8728).
Organization: 730BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Street, Thomas H.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
581945-06-19Aircraft: B-17G (#44-8308).
Organization: 729BS / 452BG of Deopham Green, Norfolk.
Pilot: Moser, Wilfred D.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

Aircraft

  • These are aircraft that were in this group at one time
  • List is in serial number order
  • Aircraft may be listed more than once if there are notes from multiple sources.
MODELSERIAL #A/C NAMEGROUPSQUADRONAC CODEMACR REPORT #
B-17G42-102397EST LA GUERRE452BG 730BS11794
42-102397 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/2/44; Hunter 15/3/44; Dow Fd 10/4/44; Assigned: 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 20/4/44 MUGWUMP; 729BS; MIA Hamburg 17/1/45 Pilot: Maylan Skoglund, Co-Pilot: Don Horning, Navigator: John Samos, Bombardier: Leroy Krug, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jay Losselyong, Radio Operator: Tony Butera, Ball Turret Gunner: Don Newman, Waist Gunner: Arvin Halbach, Tail Gunner: Ed Verga (9POW); fate '; MACR 11794. C'EST LA GUERRE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102499n/a452BG 728BS
42-102499 Delivered: Cheyenne 9/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG [9Z-Q] Deopham Green 5/4/44; destroyed by Enemy aircraft at Poltava Pilot: Elias Harris, 21/6/44; Salvaged. 2/7/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102513SWING SHIFT BABY452BG 731BS
42-102513 Delivered: Cheyenne 10/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 10/4/44; battle damage Ludwigshafen 25/9/44 Pilot: '; forced landing Mondorff, Germany. ; Salvaged. 22/12/44. SWING SHIFT BABY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102514n/a452BG 729BS
42-102514 Delivered: Cheyenne 10/3/44; Gr Island 30/3/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG [M3- ] Deopham Green 11/4/44; destroyed by Enemy aircraft at Poltava, Pilot: Jim Nelson Rus 21/6/44; Salvaged. 2/7/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102535LOVELY LADY452BG 729BS7751
42-102535 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 8/4/44; MIA Munich 31/7/44 Pilot: Mason Williams, Clyde Wells, Bob Gamble, Russ Blakely, Verle Winger, Joe Erserk, Roman Fedak (7KIA); Marion Ward, Lou Borella (2POW); flak, crashed Munich, Germany. MACR 7751. LOVELY LADY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102541n/a452BG 728BS
42-102541 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/3/44; Gr Island 2/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG [9Z-Z] Deopham Green 3/5/44; on return from Royan Afd complete with bomb load 19/6/44 Pilot: Oliver Wright, Co-Pilot: Bob Merryman, Navigator: Alfd Turner, Bombardier: Barnard Burda, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Martin Nelson, Radio Operator: Alvin Winand, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Gilmore, Waist Gunner: Bill Harrison, Waist Gunner: John Peterson, Tail Gunner: Henry Zaranaki (10RTD); crash-landed Gt Bricett Hall, near RAF Wattisham & burned followed by explosion; Salvaged. 21/6/44. AIN'T MISS BEHAVIN'.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102572n/a452BG 728BS5301
42-102572 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/3/44; Gr Island 1/4/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG [N] Deopham Green 30/4/44; MIA Karlsruhe 27/5/44 Pilot: Milton Ward, Co-Pilot: Joe Atlas, Navigator: Tom McDonald, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: George Boyce, Waist Gunner: Sam Young, Tail Gunner: Martin Smith (6POW); Bombardier: Walton Wiggins, Radio Operator: Royce Heath, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe Garbish, Waist Gunner: John Chuck (4EVD); flak damage followed by Enemy aircraft attack, crash-landed Avoudrey, 19 miles SE of Besancon, Fr. MACR 5301.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102575n/a452BG 731BS
42-102575 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/3/44; Gr Island 1/4/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 10/4/44; battle damage Rechlin 25/8/44 Pilot: '; o/s runway; Salvaged. 26/8/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102587n/a452BG 728BS
42-102587 Delivered: Cheyenne 16/3/44; Hunter 9/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG [9Z- ] Deopham Green 30/4/44; destroyed by Enemy aircraft at Poltava Pilot: Albert Oswalt 21/6/44; Salvaged. 2/7/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102615FORBIDDEN FRUIT II452BG 728BS
42-102615 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 30/4/44; 729BS; forced landing RAF Woodbridge Pilot: John Clifford 18/12/44; battle damage Frankfurt 17/2/45 w/Joe Knott, overshot runway then to one mile SW Tibenham A/fd; Salvaged. 23/2/45. FORBIDDEN FRUIT II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102622n/a452BG 728BS
42-102622 Delivered: Cheyenne 19/3/44; Hunter 9/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG [9Z- ] Deopham Green 1/5/44; destroyed by Enemy aircraft at Poltava Pilot: Edward Armm 21/6/44; Salvaged. 2/7/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102631n/a452BG 729BS
42-102631 Delivered: Cheyenne 19/3/44; Kearney 15/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 1/5/44; battle damage St Vith 9/8/44 Pilot: '; crash-landed base, Salvaged. 10/8/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102650n/a452BG 731BS
42-102650 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/3/44; Gr Island 12/4/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned: 731BS/452BG [7D- ] Deopham Green 30/4/44; destroyed by Enemy aircraft at Poltava Pilot: Don Hattrem 21/6/44; Salvaged. 2/7/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102660SACK TIME SIOUX452BG 728BS
42-102660 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/3/44; Kearney 12/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 3/5/44 LOVELY LADY; taxi acc 28/12/44 Pilot: Bill Randle, struck 43-38822 (452BG); Salvaged. 29/12/44. SACK TIME SIOUX.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102662n/a452BG 728BS6239
42-102662 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Grenier 25/4/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 3/5/44; MIA Berlin 21/6/44 Pilot: Ed Armm, Bill Stooks, Glen Swing, Jim Dozier, Arthur Kaule, John Clark, Joe Outrander, Bob James, George Thut (9KIA); Ed Koster (POW); mid air coll w/42-31359 (452BG); crashed East Priegnitz, Germany. . MACR 6239.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102665n/a452BG 730BS
42-102665 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/3/44; Hunter 19/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned: 730BS/452BG [6K-A+] Deopham Green 1/5/44; destroyed by Enemy aircraft at Poltava Pilot: Lt Kirke 21/6/44; Salvaged. 16/7/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102691BIG BARN SMELL452BG 728BS
42-102691 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG [9Z- ] Deopham Green 3/5/44; damaged by Enemy aircraft at Poltava Pilot: Joe Antol 21/6/44; rep & re-ass 15AF Italy 29/9/44; ass 346BS/99BG Tortorella 11/12/44; {18m} to depot 4/45; Returned to US: 1103 BU Morrison 28/9/45; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 4/1/46. BIG BARN SMELL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102931FIKLEBITCH452BG 731BS10345
42-102931 Delivered: Cheyenne 19/4/44; Hunter 4/5/44; Dow Fd 16/5/44; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 20/5/44; MIA Saarbrucken 9/11/44 Pilot: Francis Meyers, Co-Pilot: Fred Prado, Navigator: Bob Hester, Bombardier: Aldo Valenzano, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Harry DeYoung, Radio Operator: Bob Long, Ball Turret Gunner: Don Turman, Waist Gunner: Albt Richards, Tail Gunner: Jackson Britt (9KIA); flak, crashed Channel. MACR 10345. FIKLEBITCH.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-102963n/a452BG 729BS
42-102963 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/4/44; Kearney 7/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG [M3- ] Deopham Green 23/5/44; destroyed by Enemy aircraft at Poltava Pilot: Tom Mowry 21/6/44; Salvaged. 2/7/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107073n/a452BG 730BS
42-107073 Delivered: Tulsa 13/2/44; Kearney 21/2/44; Presque Is 4/4/44; Assigned: 730BS/452BG Deopham Green [6K-J] 14/3/44; crash-landed Honington base, Sfk. 30/7/44, repaired and returned to operations; Returned to US: Bradley 6/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 7/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 8/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107089n/a452BG 728BS4780
42-107089 Delivered: Tulsa 17/2/44; Gr Island 27/2/44; Grenier 6/3/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 13/3/44; MIA Brux 12/5/44 Pilot: Boris Slanin, Waist Gunner: Clarry Palmeter, Tail Gunner: Fred Myron (3KIA); Co-Pilot: Lt Col Bob Tuttle, Navigator: Irving Mortin, Bombardier: Chas Prigmore, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Russ Goodwin{wia}, Radio Operator: Bob Griffin{wia}, Ball Turret Gunner: Gene McRay, Waist Gunner: Rinaldo Giombetti{wia} (7POW); shot down by FW 190 which KOd #3 and cockpit, crashed Budesheim, six miles NW of Hanau, near Frankfurt, Germany. MACR 4780.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107091FORBIDDEN FRUIT452BG 728BS
42-107091 Delivered: Tulsa 17/2/44; Grenier 7/3/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green [9Z-D] 12/3/44; battle damage Leige & Brussels 20/5/44 Pilot: Capt Ed Skurka (Joe Knoll), Co-Pilot: H.S. Kronowski, Navigator: D.E. Newton, Bombardier: H.F. Martin, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Norman Burton, Radio Operator: Dave Bittner, Ball Turret Gunner: Norman Hess, Waist Gunner: Chas Hickman, Waist Gunner: John Choprias (9RTD); tg-John Tinker (KIA); flak burst took of part of tail plane, a/c limped home to land at Rattlesden US base, Sfk, but with controls damaged ran on into a meadow, with no injuries; however it clipped a crash truck fatally injuring a member; Sal. FORBIDDEN FRUIT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107174PANTING STORK II452BG 730BS
42-107174 Delivered: Tulsa 14/3/44; Gr Island 27/3/44; Dow Fd 3/4/44; Assigned: 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 11/4/44; 731BS; damaged at Poltava 21/6/44, rep & ret 2/7/44; battle damage Frankfurt 5/1/45 Pilot: '; crash-landed Saarbrucken, crew safe; Salvaged. 23/1/45. PANTING STORK II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-107225n/a452BG 731BS7388
42-107225 Delivered: Tulsa 28/3/44; Kearney 6/4/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 22/4/44; MIA Eindhovenl 9/8/44 Pilot: Horace Bradshaw, Tim Ahren, Bill Farriss, George Blanford, Mike Billey, Alex Jablonski, Bill Kirk (7POW); Roy Martin (EVD); Frank Doucette (KIA); flak, crashed Eindhoven, Hol. MACR 7388.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30572n/a452BG n/a
42-30572 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/6/43; Gore 2/7/43; Geiger 4/7/43; 452BG Pendleton 25/7/43; Pilot: Ben Sisson forced landing Tinker 24/2/44; 498BG Gt Bend 23/7/44; 243 BU Gt Bend 20/8/44; 232 BU Dalhart 27/9/44; Assigned: Puerto Rico 9/11/44; Salvaged. 21/6/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30575n/a452BG n/a
42-30575 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/6/43; Gore 2/7/43; Pendleton 25/7/43; 452BG Geiger 31/7/43; 500BG Walker 8/6/44; 901 BU Pinecastle 8/7/44; 902 BU Orlando 2/8/43; 248 BU Walker 16/8/44; 232 BU Dalhart 4/9/44; 241 BU Fairmont 12/9/44; Scrapped: Altus 9/10/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30600n/a452BG n/a
42-30600 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/6/43; Ephrata 11/7/43; 452BG Pendleton 2/11/43; Walla Walla 17/11/43; WO 18/12/43.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-30756n/a452BG n/a
42-30756 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/7/43; Gore 1/8/43; Geiger 3/8/43; Pendleton 12/8/43; 452BG Geiger 19/10/43; 330 BU Dyersburg 1/3/45; 325 BU Avon Park 3/6/45; Scrapped: Altus 22/8/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31318n/a452BG 731BS2536
42-31318 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/10/43; Walla Walla 6/11/43; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 6/1/44; MIA Brunswick 10/2/44 Pilot: Milton Turner, Co-Pilot: Major Don Dilger, Navigator: Francis Bauman, Bombardier: Germany. ld Ranus, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Cunningham, Radio Operator: Norman Parnell, Waist Gunner: Chester Zinis, Waist Gunner: Art Jones (8POW); Ball Turret Gunner: Adam Bomba{turret blown off and body found 17 miles NE of crash site}, Tail Gunner: Claude Westerfield (2KIA); mid air coll w/42-39961, crashed Wagenfelder Brickyard, on Barver road, 15 miles SE of Diepholz, Ger. MACR 2536.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31319TANGERINE452BG 731BS
42-31319 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/10/43; Walla Walla 7/11/43; Assigned: 731BS/452BG [7D-S] Deopham Green 6/1/44; crash: takeoff for mission 26/4/44 but unable to gain altitude, Pilot: Hugh Wilson, Co-Pilot: Rich Belgium. , Navigator: Fred Duhm, Bombardier: Bill Houston, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Stve Andrychuk, Radio Operator: Chas Foster, Ball Turret Gunner: Don Yayes, Waist Gunner: Edgar Moore, Waist Gunner: Philip Priore, Tail Gunner: George Rasiarmus (10RTD); crash-landed a mile from end of runway at Gt Ellingham, Nfk., Salvaged. TANGERINE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31325n/a452BG 730BS2801
42-31325 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/10/43; Walla Walla 6/11/43; Assigned: 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 12/1/44; MIA Frankfurt 8/2/44 Pilot: Bob Lorenzi, Co-Pilot: Bob Costello, Navigator: Paul Packer, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ed Sweeney (4EVD); Radio Operator: Don Kirby, Ball Turret Gunner: Ray Lentz, Waist Gunner: Clyde Tinker, Waist Gunner: Bill Fischer, Tail Gunner: Rene Gilman (5POW); Bombardier: Abe Rosenthal (KIA); no gas, crashed Le Cardonnois, W of Montdidier, Fr. MACR 2801.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31330DOG BREATH452BG 728BS5931
42-31330 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned: 728BS/452BG [9Z-O] Deopham Green 3/1/44; return from mission 26/3/44 Pilot: Herman Beuchat, Co-Pilot: Everett Phillips, Navigator: Capt Art Miller, Bombardier: Bob Davis, b-Lt Jack Miller (KIA-died in nav's arms), rest unknown; MIA Bordeaux 19/6/44 w/Clark Graham, cp-Bob Jones, n-Chas Weinberger, b-Herb Fletcher, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Wayne England, Radio Operator: Jim Warnick, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Stittsworth, Waist Gunner: Gordon Hansen, Waist Gunner: Jesse Roberts, Tail Gunner: Bill Holmes (10INT); flak hit in #1, the #2 failed, forced landing Luceni, near Zaragoza, Spain. MACR 5931. DOG BREATH.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31331TINA TANGERINE452BG 731BS3190
42-31331 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/10/43; Walla Walla 6/11/43; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green; MIA Berlin 8/3/44 Pilot: Glenn Butterworth, Co-Pilot: Joe Schaller, Navigator: Chas Mueller, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim Mullany, Radio Operator: Fred Thibodeau, Ball Turret Gunner: John Leatherbury, Waist Gunner: Milton Knedler, Waist Gunner: Andy VanOver, Tail Gunner: Marlin Monson (9POW); Bombardier: Orville Robertson (KIA); Enemy aircraft KO'd #3 then shattered cockpit, crash-landed on bank of River Weser, near Nienburg, Germany. MACR 3190. MON TETE ROUGE aka TINA TANGERINE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31332FRIVOLOUS SAL452BG 730BS
42-31332 Delivered: Cheyenne 19/10/43; Gt Falls 1/11/43; Denver 20/11/43; Prestwick 8/1/44; Assigned: 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 9/1/44; forced landing mid air coll with 42-102660 24/2/44; Salvaged. 28/12/44; RetUS 121 BU Bradley 4/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 10/7/45; RFC Kingman 13/12/45. FRIVOLOUS SAL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31334AND A LAD452BG 730BS3933
42-31334 Delivered: Vandalia 21/10/43; Bunker Hill 10/11/43; Denver 20/11/43; Gt Falls 10/12/43; Nutts Corner (Belgium. ast) 5/1/44; Assigned: 730BS/452BG [6K- ] Deopham Green 6/1/44; MIA Leipzig 12/4/44 Pilot: Leland Evers, Navigator: Jules Jacobs, Bombardier: Gene Tully, Radio Operator: Stan Folcik{body was found in Channel 26/6/44 and buried, Brookwood, UK}, Ball Turret Gunner: Fred Barnes, Tail Gunner: Bob Langheier (6KIA); Co-Pilot: Ed Kaminsky, Waist Gunner: Willis Junnila, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Givens [plunged 12,000 ft before 'chute opened], Waist Gunner: Matt Hunter (4RTD- picked up by RAF Walrus of 277Sqd off Orfordness, Suffolk); mech fault en route to target, aircraft stalled and broke up, ditched North Sea, off Clacton, Essex. MACR 3933. THREE CADS AND A LAD.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31337HELL'S CARGO452BG 731BS2914
42-31337 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 1/1/44; MIA Berlin 6/3/44 Pilot: Howard Sweeny, Navigator: Leo Dwyer, Bombardier: John Galloway, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ken Gillanders, Radio Operator: Henry Buchanan, Ball Turret Gunner: Art Parent, Waist Gunner: Luther King, Waist Gunner: Mearle Rohlfs, Tail Gunner: Walt Davis (9POW); Co-Pilot: John Buel (KIA); flak, crashed Schmarbeck, two miles SE of Fassburg, 12 miles SW of Uelzen, Germany. MACR 2914. HELL'S CARGO.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31338n/a452BG 728BS2540
42-31338 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/10/43; Walla Walla 10/11/43; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 1/1/44; MIA Brunswick 10/2/44 Pilot: Ken Smith, Co-Pilot: Bob Nixon, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Hacic, Ball Turret Gunner: Harvey Fleming, Waist Gunner: Floyd Holman, Waist Gunner: Russell Moss, Tail Gunner: Ken Burns (7POW); Navigator: John Nightingale, Bombardier: Bill Doyle, Radio Operator: Roy Morris (3KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed near Kemmel, five miles E of Hildesheim, Germany. MACR 2540.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31341OF THE GAME452BG 730BS2915
42-31341 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/10/43; Gr Island 6/11/43; Assigned: 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 3/12/43; MIA Berlin 4/3/44 Pilot: Art Mittman, Co-Pilot: Francis Betenson, Navigator: Byron Dillingham, Bombardier: Ralph Karkow, Ball Turret Gunner: John Martinez, Waist Gunner: Art Nihiser, Waist Gunner: Carl Owens, Tail Gunner: George Wilmont (8POW); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Hopkins{jumped no chute}, Radio Operator: Walter Beck (2KIA); flak, crashed at Buskow rail station, near Ruppin, NW of Berlin, Germany. MACR 2915. BREAKS OF THE GAME.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31345LADY STARDUST II452BG n/a5021
42-31345 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/10/43; Walla Walla 6/11/43; Assigned: 100 Thorpe Abbotts 7/1/44; Transferred: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 8/1/44 KICKAPOO JOY JUICE; MIA Brux 12/5/44 Pilot: Milan Mareck, Co-Pilot: Harry Eastman, Navigator: Larry Defeo, Bombardier: Cornelius Kohlman, Radio Operator: Dwight Miller, Ball Turret Gunner: Sam Fain, Waist Gunner: Don Kemman, Waist Gunner: Ernie Hughingson, Tail Gunner: George Bouckek (9RTD); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Merl Orcutt (KIA); Enemy aircraft, ditched Channel, about a mile W of Knockfortjohn, Kent, UK, crew picked up by ASR, but ettg went down with the ship; MACR 5021. LADY STARDUST II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31348SWING SHIFT BABY452BG 728BS11230
42-31348 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/10/43; Walla Walla 7/11/43; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 6/1/44; 729BS; MIA Misburg 31/12/44 Pilot: Don Ferguson, Lou Weissman, Fred Casad, George Napier (4KIA); George Warder, Collins Morrison, Lou Watkins, Bill Hof, Ken Sommerville (5POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Rhade, Germany. MACR 11230. SWING SHIFT BABY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31350n/a452BG n/a
42-31350 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/10/43; Walla Walla 6/11/43; Assigned: 452BG [ -S] Deopham Green 4/1/44; Pilot: Kuhlmeier, caught fire on return from mission Salvaged. 11/4/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31352IRON BIRD452BG 728BS3661
42-31352 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/10/43; Walla Walla 7/11/43; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 6/1/44 LEADING LADY; MIA Warnemunde 9/4/44 Pilot: John Mayek, Co-Pilot: Maj George Oxrider, Navigator: Howard Mattingley, Bombardier: Ed Leslie, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Wymond Ridge, Radio Operator: Ed Krementz, Ball Turret Gunner: Norman Burton, Waist Gunner: Marshall Phillips, Waist Gunner: Jack Browne, Tail Gunner: Lt Jim Hudson (10KIA); Enemy aircraft KOd #2 & 3, crashed Baltic Sea off Laaland, Den; MACR 3661. IRON BIRD.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31358BIG NOISE452BG 729BS5229
42-31358 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned: 729BS/452BG [M3- ] Deopham Green 3/1/44; MIA Leipzig 29/5/43 Pilot: Shirley Parvin, Co-Pilot: Bill Reid, Navigator: Clarry Thurman, Bombardier: Arnold Bergert, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dick Lampe, Radio Operator: Bill Ruth, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Bennett, Waist Gunner: John Baker (8POW); Waist Gunner: Frank Cain, Tail Gunner: Chas Wright (2KIA); flak, crashed Goddula, 15 miles SW of Liepzig, Germany. MACR 5229. BIG NOISE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31359n/a452BG 731BS6238
42-31359 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 3/1/44; MIA Berlin 21/6/43 Pilot: Harry Lerum, Melvin Van Gundy, Ken Salsbury, George Slessman (4POW); Dick Dean, Paul Young, Fred Thomas, Ed McGrath, Dick Graham, Willard Johnson (6KIA); mid air coll w/42-102662 (452BG), crashed Rheinberg, Germany. MACR 6238.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31360n/a452BG n/a
42-31360 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned: 452BG Deopham Green 5/1/44; MIA Merseburg 28/9/44 battle damage, forced landing on continent; Salvaged. 14/11/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31361THE PUNCHED FOWL452BG 729BS7710
42-31361 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned: 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 3/1/44; MIA Berlin 19/5/44 Pilot: Edwin Arey, Ernie Thorp, Bob Denner, Harry Serowsky, Leroy Bair, Larry Rosenberger, Theophilus Libucha, Marris Daso (8POW); Orran Floyd (KIA); flak, ditched North Sea. MACR 7710. THE PUNCHED FOWL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31366A DRY RUN452BG 731BS13886
42-31366 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 3/1/44 SNAKE EYE; MIA Kaltenkirchen 7/4/45 Pilot: Dave Owens, Co-Pilot: Jim Smouse, Navigator: Gene Ahrens, Bombardier: John Kennedy, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Phil Ellis, Radio Operator: Frank Rudinsky, Ball Turret Gunner: Don Phelps, Waist Gunner: Bill Auferoth, Tail Gunner: Marion Rodgers (9KIA); mid air coll, crashed Stadthagen, Germany. MACR 13886. OLD OUTHOUSE - NEVER A DRY RUN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31368T MISBEHAVIN III452BG 728BS
42-31368 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 6/1/44; on return from mission aircraft landed heavily and right u/c collapsed Pilot: cp at wheel 20/2/44; Salvaged. Scotland (used on whisky runs!) 26/12/44. AIN'T MISBEHAVIN III.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31371HAIRLESS JOE452BG 728BS3342
42-31371 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned: 728BS/452BG [9Z- ] Deopham Green 4/1/44; MIA Brunswick 23/3/44 Pilot: Roy Stephens, Ray Hines, Lloyd Maidment, John Kuipers, Bill Griffith, Camiel Parisen (6KIA); Bob McClain, Dick Keller, Chas Parkhill, Jim Saucedo (4POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Varenesch, near Goldenstedt, six miloes E of Vechta, Germany. MACR 3342. HAIRLESS JOE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31373FLAKSTOP452BG 731BS2916
42-31373 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned: 731BS/452BG [7D-V] Deopham Green 3/1/44; MIA Berlin 6/3/43 Pilot: Chas Wagner, Radio Operator: Francis Shaffer, Waist Gunner: Joe Tracey, Waist Gunner: Fred Richmond, Tail Gunner: George James (5KIA); Ball Turret Gunner: Lloyd Freeman (POW); Co-Pilot: Alan Willis, Navigator: Clyde Martin, Bombardier: Henry Gladys, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Don Porter{wia} (4EVD); Enemy aircraft, crashed Staphorst-de-Leijen, Hol. MACR 2916. FLAKSTOP.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31382n/a452BG 729BS
42-31382 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/10/43; Assigned: 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 5/1/44; Salvaged. n/battle damage 19/7/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31525THE REINCARNATION452BG 730BS
42-31525 Delivered: Denver 16/11/43; Pendleton 18/11/43; Gr Island 10/12/43; Assigned: 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 4/1/44; Returned to US: 121 BU Bradley 28/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 21/10/45; Scrapped: Kingman 24/11/45. THE REINCARNATION.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31780WINDY LOU452BG 731BS10346
42-31780 Delivered: Denver 13/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 9/2/44; MIA Frankfurt 5/11/44 Pilot: Bill Leith, Frank Barra (2KIA); Ray Rowe, George Keiser, Bill Stewart, Harry Fishbeck, Jack Nunley, Ray Newton, Coy Newport (7POW); flak, crashed Keschnich, Germany. MACR 10346. WINDY LOU.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31784n/a452BG 729BS
42-31784 Delivered: Denver 19/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; Oklahoma City 17/1/44; Kearney 1/2/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG [M3-G] Deopham Green 21/2/44; MIA Berlin 29/4/44 Pilot: Lt Suckow; (10RTD)' ditched North Sea picked up by ASR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31810n/a452BG 729BS5932
42-31810 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/12/43; Gr Island 18/1/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 10/2/44; MIA Magdeburg 21/6/44 Pilot: Marvin Anderson, Elmer Shach, Don Loop, Lester Mickelson, Ernie Simi, Joe Spermbauer, Orley Doan, Frank Ferreri, Roy Ness, Isaac Alban (10INT); flak, crash-landed Sovde, Sweden. MACR 5932.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31919n/a452BG n/a
42-31919 Delivered: Denver 4/1/44; Kearney 13/1/44; Grenier 25/1/44; Assigned: 452BG Deopham Green 4/2/44; battle damage Berlin 6/3/44 Pilot: Bob Schimmel (RTD); Co-Pilot: Tom Mahalovich, Navigator: Hernry Orberg, Radio Operator: Gil Westervelt, brg-Bob Fioeld, Waist Gunner: Haary Burgess, Waist Gunner: Bill Schaffitzel, Tail Gunner: Pat King (7POW); Bombardier: Walt Ziegele (KIA); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Elsberry (EVD); Enemy aircraft attack knocked off & crew baled out, ship crash-landed Metfield A/fd, Sfk; Salvaged. 8/3/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-31934n/a452BG 731BS
42-31934 Delivered: Cheyenne 6/1/44; Gr Island 15/1/44; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 4/2/44; Returned to US: 121 BU Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 25/8/45; Scrapped: Kingman 17/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-32070n/a452BG 729BS4363
42-32070 Delivered: Cheyenne 21/1/44; Gr Island 14/2/44; Presque Is 13/3/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG [9Z- ] Deopham Green 13/3/44; MIA Warnemunde 9/4/44 Pilot: Joe Patterson, Bombardier: Doug Galloway, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Nielan Smith, Radio Operator: Earl Green{broke leg during attack}, Waist Gunner: Alf Dickmann, Tail Gunner: Tony LaRusso (6POW); Co-Pilot: Tony Gill, Navigator: Chas Markowitz, Ball Turret Gunner: Mansfield Hooper, Waist Gunner: Jim Valley (4EVD); flak KOd #2 and other damage, crash-landed near school on Laaland, six miles SE of Nakskov, Den. MACR 4363.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-32082n/a452BG 728BS3488
42-32082 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/1/44; Billings 25/1/44; Cheyenne 30/1/44; Kearney 11/2/44; Presque Is 28/2/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 3/3/43; MIA Berlin 28/3/44 Pilot: Bob Cook, Radio Operator: George Silva, Tail Gunner: John McLaughlin{severely wia, died in hospital next day} (3POW); Co-Pilot: Ron Casey, Navigator: John Osswalt, Bombardier: John Rowland, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Germany. ld Poplett, Ball Turret Gunner: Carl Blickman, Waist Gunner: Fremont Granade, Waist Gunner: Dick Thayer (7KIA); flak hit #4 gas tank, the right wing broke off and it spun in to crashed near Chateaudun A/fd, Fr. MACR 3488.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-32083FLATBUSH FLOOZIE452BG 731BS12772
42-32083 Delivered: Cheyenne 21/1/44; Kearney 19/2/44; Grenier 1/3/43; Presque Is 10/3/44; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 12/3/44; MIA Berlin 100m 26/2/45 Pilot: Allen Marksian, Bob Hedenus, John Wugan, Oscar Lane, John Colvin, Stan Jasinski, Walt Hendricks, Bill Roche, Othel Martin (9RTD); flak, crash-landed Zossen, Germany. MACR 12772. FLATBUSH FLOOZIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-32087n/a452BG 728BS7387
42-32087 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/1/44; Gr Island 17/2/44; Presque Is 12/3/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 13/3/44; MIA Gdynia 6/8/44 Pilot: Graber; flak, forced landing Resmo, Swed; 9INT; MACR 7387. Left 28/5/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-3445n/a452BG n/a
42-3445 Delivered: Denver 23/6/43; 383BG Geiger 26/6/43; forced landing 20 miles west Walla Walla Pilot: Tom Hayden 18/7/43; 452BG Pendleton 28/10/43; 330 BU Dyersberg 1/3/44; 327 BU Drew 14/5/44; 4124 BU Altus 8/6/44; Scrapped: Altus 9/10/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37941LUCKY LADY452BG n/a3784
42-37941 Delivered: Denver 22/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; ass 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 16/11/43; MIA Warnemunde 9/4/44 Pilot: Norman Bodet, Co-Pilot: Gordon Anderson, Bombardier: Bob Boerner, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Sebe Taylor, Radio Operator: Bill Pavillard, Waist Gunner: Frank Forcella, Tail Gunner: John Keisser (7POW); Navigator: Perry Novelli, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Saleda, Waist Gunner: John Kramer (3KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Linnau, nine miles SW of Flensburg, Germany. MACR 3784. LUCKY LADY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37946THE WORRY BIRD452BG n/a2520
42-37946 Delivered: Denver 23/10/43; Walla Walla 7/11/43; ass 729BS/452BG [M3- ] Deopham Green 3/1/44; MIA Frankfurt 8/2/44 Pilot: Earl Treux, Co-Pilot: Lt Col Herb Wangerman, Navigator: Bill Sumner, Bombardier: Vince Lanigan, Radio Operator: Chas McCarthy, Ball Turret Gunner: Ed Kunis, Waist Gunner: Coleman Hill, Waist Gunner: Chas Monday, Tail Gunner: Lt Bill Crosman (9POW); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Arnold Pederson (EVD); mech fault #3, crew baled about 15 miles S of Le Havre, Fr. MACR 2520. THE WORRY BIRD.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37947PRINCESS PAT452BG n/a4816
42-37947 Delivered: Denver 23/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; ass 730BS/452BG [6K- ] Deopham Green 4/1/44; MIA Brux 12/5/44 Pilot: Bruce Davis, Co-Pilot: Truman Manning, Navigator: Dave Foust, Bombardier: John Sundborg, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Arthur Mills, Radio Operator: Dick Jeffries, Ball Turret Gunner: Dick Sable, Waist Gunner: Dewey Brawley, Waist Gunner: Bill Woodruff, Tail Gunner: Don Conniff (10POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Dachsberg, five miles NE of Aschaffenburg, Germany. MACR 4816. PRINCESS PAT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37949SUNRISE SERENADE452BG n/a4492
42-37949 Delivered: Denver 23/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; ass 730BS/452BG [6K-Q] Deopham Green 4/1/44; MIA Pas de Calais 1/5/44 Pilot: Francis Smedley (KIA- when baling out chute caught on horizontal stabilizer); Co-Pilot: Bill Hewett, Navigator: John McGrath, Bombardier: George Griffin, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Norbert Rhodes, Radio Operator: Andy Senetsky, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Gallagher, Waist Gunner: Harry Shoffner, Waist Gunner: John Brown, Tail Gunner: Ray Dean (9POW); flak KOd #2 and set fire to cockpit, brew baled and aircraft crashed St Ulriks-Kapelle, seven miles NW of Brussels, Belgium. MACR 4492. SUNRISE SERENADE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37950DINAH MITE452BG n/a2538
42-37950 Delivered: Denver 23/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; ass 731BS/452BG [7D-D] Deopham Green 4/1/44; {1m} MIA Frankfurt 10/2/44 Pilot: Tom Sharpless, Co-Pilot: Clyde Cassill, Bombardier: Gus Fleischbein, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Larry Moses, Radio Operator: John Mostellar, Ball Turret Gunner: Freeman Fischer, Waist Gunner: Herschel Shaw, Waist Gunner: Dave Finnmann, Tail Gunner: Les Tiedman (9POW); Navigator: John Lyons (EVD-ret UK via Spain); Enemy aircraft, crash-landed Noord-Oost Polder, near Leeuwarden, Hol. MACR 2538. DINAH MITE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37951n/a452BG n/a2779
42-37951 Delivered: Denver 25/10/43; Walla Walla 7/11/43; ass 728BS/452BG [9Z- ] Deopham Green 6/1/44; MIA Rostock 20/2/44 Pilot: Billy Huffman{found in wreckage}, Co-Pilot: George Tomlinson, Navigator: Morton Lehman, Bombardier: Lloyd Frazier, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob McCabe, Radio Operator: Sam Fanburg, Ball Turret Gunner: John Brady, Tail Gunner: Martin Berry (8KIA-7 baled &l drowned in sea); Waist Gunner: Tom McDonald, Waist Gunner: George Smith (2EVD); Enemy aircraft, crashed Heldagerlille, near Fuglebjerg, 15 miles E of Korsor, Den. MACR 2779.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37954PAPER DOLL452BG n/a3192
42-37954 Delivered: Denver 25/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; ass 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 3/1/44; MIA Berlin 8/3/44 Pilot: Henry Wilson, Co-Pilot: Jim Boren, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Henry Chaisson, Radio Operator: Gene Lutz, Ball Turret Gunner: Dick Gibson, Waist Gunner: Germany. ld Elliott, Waist Gunner: Gil Lucero, Tail Gunner: Merland McDowell (8POW); Navigator: Frank Krezel, Bombardier: Bob Abrams (2KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Toeppel, two miles NW of Zerbst, SE of Magdeburg, Ger. MACR 3192. PAPER DOLL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37956n/a452BG n/a4179
42-37956 Delivered: Denver 26/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; ass 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 3/1/44; MIA Pas de Calais 20/4/44 Pilot: Joe Thomas, Co-Pilot: Lt ' Boyer, Navigator: Harry Holley, Ball Turret Gunner: Arnold Fisher, Waist Gunner: Jim Owens, Waist Gunner: Will Strom, (6RTD- picked up by ASR within an hour!); Bombardier: Clyde Rasmussen, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dick Hoffer, Radio Operator: Fred Fuller, Tail Gunner: Mike Lamere (4KIA); flak KOd #2 and #3, ditched Channel just outside Calais harbour; MACR 4179.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-37960DELTA GIRL452BG n/a2539
42-37960 Delivered: Denver 27/10/43; Walla Walla 7/11/43; ass 728BS/452BG [9Z- ] Deopham Green 4/1/44; MIA Brunswick 10/2/44 Pilot: Hugh Noell Jr, Co-Pilot: Walt Jungbluth, Navigator: Bob Kiel, Bombardier: Saul Zelman, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Eulon Jackson, Radio Operator: John Fowler, Ball Turret Gunner: George Miller (7POW); Waist Gunner: Frank Watt, Waist Gunner: Dave Fitzgerald, Tail Gunner: Royal McLane (3KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Dankern, near Altharen, nine miles NW of Meppen, Germany. MACR 2539. DELTA GIRL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38124PASSIONATE WITCH452BG n/a
42-38124 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/12/43; Gr Island 6/1/44; 452BG Deopham Green 14/2/44; battle damage Frankfurt 20/3/44 Pilot: Bob Cook, Co-Pilot: Ron Casey, Navigator: John Osswalt, Bombardier: John Rowland, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Germany. ld Poplett, Radio Operator: George Silva, Ball Turret Gunner: Carl Blickman, Waist Gunner: Hubert Roughton, Waist Gunner: Rich Thayer{wia}, Tail Gunner: John McLoughlin{wia) (10RTD); landed at Dunsfold, Surrey, on return; sal 27/3/44. No MACR. PASSIONATE WITCH.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38157n/a452BG n/a3550
42-38157 Delivered: Denver 1/1/44; Grenier 16/1/44; ass 731BS/452BG [7D- ] Deopham Green 24/2/44; on Brunswick mission 23/3/44 Pilot: John Pesch, Co-Pilot: J.C. Amley (2RTD); Navigator: Orrin Webb, Bombardier: Art Rubebstein, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Edwin Edwards, Radio Operator: Cole Sage, Ball Turret Gunner: Winfred Bidwell, Waist Gunner: Bill Jamison, Waist Gunner: Grady Searcy, Tail Gunner: Jim Rouse (8POW); Enemy aircraft KO'd #1 & #2 engines and most of crew bailed, however pilots brought ship home to crash-landed in meadow near Ashford, Kent,UK, later repaired; destroyed on ground at Poltava, Rus. by Luftwaffe w/Cliff Owen 2/7/44. Salvaged. 2/7/44. MACR 3550. FOUR FREEDOMS. .
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38202IN THE ETO452BG n/a10282
42-38202 Delivered: Denver 15/1/44; Gr Island 21/1/44; ass 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 10/2/44; MIA Ruhland 21/6/44 Pilot: Lou Hernandez, Co-Pilot: Tom Madden, Navigator: Alf Lea, Bombardier: Joe Baker, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Tony Hutchinson, Waist Gunner: Herschell Wise, Waist Gunner: Bob Gilbert (7EVD- fought with Russian army until end of war, and joined US forces at Poltava base); Radio Operator: Jack White, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Cabaniss, Tail Gunner: Arnold Schumate (3POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Swory, Pol'. MACR 10282. BTO IN THE ETO.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-38211SLEEPY TIME GAL452BG n/a3193
42-38211 Delivered: Denver 16/1/44; Presque Is 12/44; ass 731BS/452BG [7D-M] Deopham Green 9/2/44; MIA Berlin 8/3/44 Pilot: Theo McDonald, Navigator: Jacob Moskowitz, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Merle Cline, Radio Operator: Wilburn Rowden, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Valigura, Waist Gunner: Wendell Dowell, Waist Gunner: Chas Bardorf, Tail Gunner: Bob Allen (8POW); Co-Pilot: John Godsey, Bombardier: Anton Harris (2KIA); Enemy aircraft KO'd two engines, pilor ordered crew to bale, then crash-landed alone at Landratsberg, between Borstel and Nopke, Germany. MACR 3193. SLEEPY TIME GAL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39858n/a452BG n/a
42-39858 Delivered: Long Beach 23/9/43; Gr Island 6/10/43; ass 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 6/1/44; battle damage Frankfurt 20/3/44 Pilot: Jim Reynolds, crew unknown (9RTD); Bombardier: Larry Anderson (KIA-killed by bomb dropped from aircraft above), crash-landed Court Down, Dulverton, Devon; sal 25/3/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39902BIG NOISE452BG 730BS
42-39902 Delivered: Long Beach 8/10/43; Walla Walla 7/11/43; ass 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 5/1/44; returning from Zwickau 12/5/44 w/Bill Denham, (9RTD); wg-Clarry Harmon (POW- misunderstood instructions and baled out early); sal b/d 21/9/44; RetUS Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 23/10/45; 237 BU Kirtland 29/11/45; RFC Albuquerque 7/2/46. BIG NOISE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39903MARJORIE ANN452BG n/a7225
42-39903 Delivered: Long Beach 2/10/43; Walla Walla 7/11/43; ass 729BS/452BG [M3-V] Deopham Green 9/2/44; MIA French rail junctions 8/7/44 Pilot: Verne Hale, Ralph Gray, Bob Nolan, Tony Kasputis, Vernon Naake (5POW); Walt Carter, Chas Cahill, Ken Steinkamp, Gordon Bickley, Roy Dobrinsky (5EVD); flak, crashed Ymare, Fr'. MACR 7225. MARJORIE ANN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39916n/a452BG n/a3194
42-39916 Delivered: Long Beach 7/10/43; Walla Walla 7/11/43; ass 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 31/12/43; landing accident Pilot: ' at #595 when landing gear failed; MIA Augsburg 16/3/44 w/George Callow, Co-Pilot: Jim Morris, Navigator: Alvin Kurzman, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob May, Radio Operator: Tony Capriola, Ball Turret Gunner: Emerson Lee, Waist Gunner: Paul Chaffee, Tail Gunner: Bill Burchell (8POW); Bombardier: Rich Totaro (EVD); Waist Gunner: Bailey Pullen (KIA); Enemy aircraft KO'd engines on return flight, crash-landed St Quentin-la-Motte, four miles E of Le Treport, Fr. MACR 3194.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39917LADY SATAN452BG n/a2894
42-39917 Delivered: Long Beach 8/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; ass 748BS/452BG Deopham Green 4/1/44; MIA Rostock 24/2/44 Pilot: Harry Holland, Co-Pilot: John Rogers, Navigator: Frank Karpeles, Bombardier: John Apostolos, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Alex Coppola, Radio Operator: Ed Toland, Ball Turret Gunner: Tom Sweda, Waist Gunner: Armelio Pilosi, Tail Gunner: Doug Leinweber (9POW); Waist Gunner: Tom Raines (KIA-died of wounds two days later); Enemy aircraft, crashed Jornsdorf, tow miles NE of Neubukow/Mecklenburg, 15 miles SW of Rostock, Germany. MACR 2894. LADY SATAN.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39920KAREN B452BG n/a4449
42-39920 Delivered: Long Beach 8/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; ass 729BS/452BG [M3-D] Deopham Green 6/1/44; MIA Berlin 29/4/44 Pilot: Hal Nelson, Co-Pilot: Chas Ramlow, Bombardier: Phil Cavanaugh, Mike Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dencavage, Waist Gunner: Vic Ryczko (5EVD); Navigator: Noyes Richey, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Zercher (2KIA); Radio Operator: George Paulk, Waist Gunner: Don Jackson, Tail Gunner: Floyd Ragsdale (3POW); flak, crash-landed Feller, near Ruurlo, Holl. MACR 4449. KAREN B.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39936n/a452BG n/a3662
42-39936 Delivered: Long Beach 12/10/43; Walla Walla 11/10/43; ass 728BS/452BG [9Z- ] Deopham Green 31/12/43; MIA Warnemunde 9/4/44 Pilot: Carroll Boyd, Co-Pilot: Elmer Julius, Navigator: Bill Abernathy, Bombardier: Bill Craighead, Waist Gunner: Ray Raley, Waist Gunner: Jim Parker (6KIA); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Hopper, Radio Operator: Tim Nunan, Ball Turret Gunner: Bernie Brand, Tail Gunner: Oather Meese (4POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Meltofte, near Maribo, Den. MACR 3662.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39937n/a452BG n/a4818
42-39937 Delivered: Long Beach 12/10/43; Walla Walla 11/11/43; ass 728BS/452BG [9Z-G] Deopham Green 3/1/44; MIA Brux 12/5/44 Pilot: Harry Homer, Co-Pilot: Chas Canterbury, Navigator: Bob Longenecker, Bombardier: Ed Zell, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ray Carnes (5KIA); Radio Operator: Bill Baumgardner, Ball Turret Gunner: Tom Griffith, Waist Gunner: Elmer Michaud, Waist Gunner: Norman Bethune, Tail Gunner: Roy Dickey (5POW); damaged by Enemy aircraft, crash-landed three miles NE of Rudersdorf, Siegen, Germany. MACR 4818.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39939DUCHESS452BG n/a4818
42-39939 Delivered: Long Beach 13/10/43; Gr Island 8/11/43; ass 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 27/11/43; MIA Brux 12/5/44 Pilot: Harold F. Homer; Enemy aircraft, crashed Rudersdorf, Germany. 5KIA 5POW. MACR 4818. DUCHESS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39940n/a452BG n/a2521
42-39940 Delivered: Long Beach 12/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; ass 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 4/1/44; MIA Frankfurt 8/2/44 Pilot: Luke Jameson, Navigator: Jim Alling, Bombardier: Earl Jefferson, Radio Operator: Glen Jostad, Ball Turret Gunner: Oma Tonay, Waist Gunner: Jack Tripplehorn, Tail Gunner: Chas Herbst (7POW); Co-Pilot: Don Aiken, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Mason Mooman (2EVD); Waist Gunner: Harry Golub (KIA-chute failed); lost #3 & #4 engines and #2 having problems, crashed Antoine Farm, near St Pierremont, 16 miles NW of Laon, Fr. MACR 2521.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39941LUCKY LADY452BG n/a4819
42-39941 Delivered: Long Beach 14/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; ass 731BS/452BG [7D-G] Deopham Green 11/2/44; MIA Brux 12/5/44 Pilot: Dick Noble (KIA); Co-Pilot: Dan Viafore, Radio Operator: Bob Atkins (2EVD); Navigator: Dick Laule, Bombardier: Bruce Clago, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Lloyd Martin, Ball Turret Gunner: Ralph Munn, Waist Gunner: George Brush, Waist Gunner: Vernon Moody, Tail Gunner: Leon Davies (7POW); flak, crashed Remouchamps, two miles E of Aywaille, 11 miles SE of Liege, Belgium. MACR 4819. LUCKY LADY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39955n/a452BG n/a
42-39955 Delivered: Long Beach 18/10/43; Walla Walla 10/11/43; Pilot: Bob Schimmel forced landing Gr Island, Ne, 29/12/43; ass 728BS/452BG [9Z-T] Deopham Green 12/1/44; crash: takeoff 6/2/43, due to heavy load and when attempting to land on return tire blew and undercarriage collapsed, no injuries. Salvaged. n/battle damage 12/2/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39961n/a452BG n/a2537
42-39961 Delivered: Long Beach 20/10/43; Walla Walla 10/11/43; ass 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 6/1/44; MIA Brunswick 10/2/44 Pilot: Walt Triska, Co-Pilot: John Symank, Navigator: Lee Mitchell, Bombardier: Warren Heim, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Schultz, Radio Operator: Jim McNeil, Ball Turret Gunner: Earl Spieler, Waist Gunner: Bill Jeffries, Waist Gunner: Virgil Cast (9POW); Tail Gunner: Lew Haas (POW; mid-air coll w/42-31318 (452BG), crashed Hemsloher Bruch, near Diepholz, Germany. MACR 2537.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39970E-RAT-ICATOR452BG n/a
42-39970 Delivered: Long Beach 22/10/43; Walla Walla 11/11/43; ass 730BS/452BG [6K-P] Deopham Green 3/11/43; landing accident Pilot: John Csoros 24/12/44; completed 128 missions the last of orginal aircraft assigned to survive WW II; retUS 121 BU Bradley 28/6/45; 4168 BU South Plains 12/9/45; Scrapped: Kingman 28/11/45. E-RAT-ICATOR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39971LITTLE CHUM452BG n/a
42-39971 Delivered: Long Beach 23/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; ass 729BS/452BG [M3-E] Deopham Green 18/11/43; detailed mission to Hamm but later recalled 21/4/44, Pilot: Dixon Wands, Co-Pilot: John Gatrell, Bombardier: Chas Lovewell, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Leroy George, Radio Operator: Dave Boyd, Ball Turret Gunner: Warren Hickey (6KIA); Navigator: Bill Wroblewski, Waist Gunner: Chas Anderson, Waist Gunner: Ralph Goschey, Tail Gunner: Ken Seibert (4RTD but all inj); suffered from turbulence from another B-17 in foggy conditions which caused mechanical problems; crash-landed Abbey Farm, Hoxne, near Horham A/Fd, Sfk, UK. Salvaged. 24/4/44. LITTLE CHUM.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39972OUR BUDDY452BG n/a11233
42-39972 Delivered: Long Beach 23/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; ass 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 18/1/44, then 730BS; MIA Misburg 31/12/43 Pilot: Jack Money, Frank Machen, Don Lester, Germany. ld Stimmel, Grady Miller (5KIA); Bob Neudorfer, Joe hill, Frank Jones, Clyde Belgium. efeuille (4POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Rotenburg, Ger. MACR 11233. OUR BUDDY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39973INSIDE CURVE452BG n/a
42-39973 Delivered: Long Beach 22/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; ass 730BS/452BG [6K-S] Deopham Green 4/1/44; had revised Plexiglas nosepiece which was slightly shorter and a steeper forward up turn, primarily to prevent blast damage from chin turret when guns fired at maximum elevation. While on 100th mission 12/10/44 (Pilot: Coates') w/Bill Miller, Joe Kayalta, Bob Brucks, Chas Bacharach, John Wilson, Earl Bowen, Matt Ranson (7KIA); Sid Soloman, Pashel Powell (2RTD); there was an explosion '; sal 18/10/44. INSIDE CURVE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39974n/a452BG n/a3785
42-39974 Delivered: Long Beach 23/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; ass 731/BS452BG [7D-P] Deopham Green 12/1/44; MIA Warnemunde 9/4/44 Pilot: Ernie (Roener) Racener, Co-Pilot: Clyde Freeman, Navigator: Art Wagner, Bombardier: Harry Dukes, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Carlson, Radio Operator: Chas Garrett, Ball Turret Gunner: Vernice Wilson, Waist Gunner: Bob Hazleton, Waist Gunner: Herb Rosenberg, Tail Gunner: Chas Cook (10POW); Enemy aircraft, forced landing Vaerlose Afd, Den. MACR 3785. (restored and used by Luftwaffe.)
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39976n/a452BG n/a4820
42-39976 Delivered: Long Beach 23/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; ass 731BS/452BG [7D-K] Deopham Green 31/12/43; MIA Brux 12/5/45 Pilot: Claud Martin, Co-Pilot: Leon Eichenbaum, Navigator: Ward Miller, Bombardier: Bill Thompson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Niechniedowicz, Radio Operator: Bob Pinneo, Ball Turret Gunner: Jack Kimble, Waist Gunner: Larry Laurie, Waist Gunner: Mike Kutago, Tail Gunner: Henry Pruett (10POW); mech fault in #2, crashed Koegen, near Neckar, Germany. MACR 4820. MY ACHIN' BACK.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39977HARD TO GET452BG n/a
42-39977 Delivered: Long Beach 25/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; ass 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 30/11/43; crash: takeoff for Frankfurt 9/2/44, Pilot: Eno Compton, Co-Pilot: Art Westrum, Navigator: Randall Toye, Bombardier: Bob Ettlinger, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Leon Halphen, Radio Operator: Dale Hood, Ball Turret Gunner: John Schuetz, Waist Gunner: Marion Shinpaugh, Waist Gunner: Fred Douglas, Tail Gunner: Ernie Taylor (10KIA); suddenly dived into ground at Morley Hall Farm, Morley St Peter, Nfk, sal 10/2/44. HARD TO GET.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39978n/a452BG n/a
42-39978 Delivered: Long Beach 23/10/43; Walla Walla 10/11/43; ass 452BG Deopham Green 5/1/44; battle damage ', Pilot: ' ; landed Old Buckenham, Nfk; sal n/b/d 7/3/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39981SECTION EIGHT452BG n/a4450
42-39981 Delivered: Long Beach 24/10/43; Walla Walla 11/11/43; ass 728BS/452BG [9Z-P] Deopham Green 19/11/43; MIA Berlin 29/4/44 Pilot: George Haakenson{wia}, Co-Pilot: Don Heckman, Navigator: Bill Murphy, Bombardier: Malvin Samuel, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Paul Madori, Radio Operator: John Baas, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Mason{wia}, Waist Gunner: Harry Donohue, Waist Gunner: George Warmby, Tail Gunner: Ward Wickwar (10POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed near Burg Afd, nr Pietzpul, 15 miles N of Magdeburg, Germany. MACR 4450. SECTION EIGHT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39985n/a452BG n/a3551
42-39985 Delivered: Long Beach 26/10/43; Walla Walla 10/11/43; ass 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 3/1/44; MIA Brunswick 23/3/44 Pilot: Bob Brennon, Co-Pilot: Lyle Mower, Navigator: Henry Schaeffer, Bombardier: Dick Thompson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Brown, Waist Gunner: John Engerman, Waist Gunner: Henry Bean, Tail Gunner: Walton Purcell (8POW); Radio Operator: Morris Weltzien{chute failed}, Ball Turret Gunner: Euel Drake{flak fragment} (2KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Rengerhausen, Einbeck, 15 miles SE of Hameln, Germany. MACR 3551.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39990JUNIOR452BG n/a4958
42-39990 Delivered: Long Beach 27/10/43; Walla Walla 10/11/43; ass 730BS/452BG [6K-Z] Deopham Green 3/1/44; MIA Berlin 19/5/44 Pilot: Steve Gaal, Co-Pilot: Don Blust, Navigator: Les Roewar, Bombardier: Bob Stewart, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Don Ledwick, Radio Operator: Les Hardie, Ball Turret Gunner: Ralph Pharris, Waist Gunner: Burrell Shaw, Waist Gunner: John Wrona, Tail Gunner: Angelo Belgium. issimo (10POW); flak, crashed Althuttendorf, 34 miles N of Berlin, Germany. MACR 4958. JUNIOR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-39995COW TOWN BOOGIE452BG n/a3826
42-39995 Delivered: Long Beach 29/10/43; Gr lsland 13/11/43; ass 731BS/452BG [7D- ] Deopham Green 9/12/43; MIA Rostock 11/4/44 Pilot: Bob Schimmel, Co-Pilot: Fred Newton, Navigator: Chas McKeag, Bombardier: Ralph Libby, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Gregory, Radio Operator: Leo Donoghue, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe Adamczk, Waist Gunner: Albt Elliott, Waist Gunner: Matt Schmitt, Tail Gunner: Chas Skinner (10INT); mech fault #2 KOd, forced landing Angelholm, Sweden. MACR 3826. Left Sweden for UK 15/6/45; Returned to US: 121 BU Bradley 16/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 22/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 22/12/45. COW TOWN BOOGIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5144n/a452BG n/a
42-5144 Delivered: Cheyenne 4/10/42; 30BS/19BG Pyote 6/2/43; Tinker 13/8/43; 452BG Pendleton 1/11/43; WO 17/1/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-5771n/a452BG n/a
42-5771 Delivered: Long Beach 2/1/42; Ainsworth 19/1/43; Rapid City 5/3/43; Ainsworth 23/5/43; Geiger 12/6/43; Hill Fd 1/7/43; Gore Fd 18/8/43; 452BG Pendleton 27/10/43; 235 BU Biggs 28/7/44; 4104 BU Rome 17/1/45; 4121 BU Kelly 30/5/45; 3028 BU Luke Fd 31/1/46; Ferry aircraft for University of Dakota 20/5/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17F42-6029n/a452BG n/a
42-6029 Delivered: Long Beach 27/6/43; Walla Walla 24/7/43; 452BG Pendleton 26/10/43; 236 BU Pyote 10/9/43; 3010 BU Williams 29/11/44; 236 BU Pyote 21/12/44; Recl Comp 17/4/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97083FLATBUSH FLOOZIE452BG 728BS3932
42-97083 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/1/44; Gr Island 20/2/44; Grenier 11/3/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green [9Z-Q] 16/3/44; MIA Poznan 11/4/44 Pilot: Tom Gardner, Co-Pilot: Carl West, Navigator: Jacob Brown, Bombardier: Jack Botham, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Leo Varner, Radio Operator: Lucius Birbeck, Ball Turret Gunner: Ray Stewart, Waist Gunner: Henderson Head, Waist Gunner: Alex Shewchuk, Tail Gunner: Ray Cutshall (10POW); on return flak KOs two engines, crashed shallow water five miles W of Schillig, at mouth of River Jadebuesen, NW of Wilhelmshaven, Germany. MACR 3932. FLATBUSH FLOOZIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97094WHY WORRY452BG 728BS
42-97094 Delivered: Cheyenne 27/1/44; Alexandra 12/2/44; Presque Is 12/3/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 13/3/44; MIA Brux 12/5/44 Pilot: Milton Ward, Co-Pilot: Bill Dunnuck, Navigator: Tom McDonald, Bombardier: Bill Blades, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: George Boyce, Radio Operator: Royce Heath, Ball Turret Gunner: Ed Koster, Waist Gunner: Cleveland Nicholson, Waist Gunner: Joe Soucey, Tail Gunner: Martin Smith (10RTD); Enemy aircraft severe damage and ship ditched Channel off Ramsgate, Kent, UK, crew saved by ASR. WHY WORRY'
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97143VE HAD IT452BG 729BS4776
42-97143 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/2/44; Gr Island 16/2/44; Presque Is 11/3/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG [M3-P] Deopham Green 16/3/44; MIA Merseburg 12/5/44 Pilot: Otis Stogsdill, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ernie Dean (2POW); Co-Pilot: Joe Daniels, Navigator: Bill O'Brien, Bombardier: Lou Gricco, Radio Operator: Earl Weber, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Williams, Waist Gunner: Mike Walsh, Waist Gunner: Frank Andrews, Tail Gunner: Jim Redmond (8KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Wicher, six miles E of Mainz, Germany. MACR 4776. YOU'VE HAD IT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97200KICKAPOO JOY JUICE452BG 728BS3489
42-97200 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/2/44; Gr Island 20/2/44; Presque 12/3/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 12/3/44; MIA Chateaudun 28/3/44 Pilot: Chas Robinson, Co-Pilot: Cliff Downen, Navigator: Chas Morgan, Bombardier: Bill Harrison, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Melvin Baughman, Ball Turret Gunner: Oscar McClure (6KIA); Radio Operator: Conrad Desmarais, Waist Gunner: Morris Anderson, Waist Gunner: Bill Abbott, Tail Gunner: Dallas Oliver (4POW); flak hit and exploded at radio room, where r-op was blown out of aircraft, while Anderson baled after dropping 12,000 ft in tail section before fixing his 'chute; crashed a mile from Chateaudun A/Fd, Fr. MACR 3489. KICKAPOO JOY JUICE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97206n/a452BG n/a
42-97206 Delivered: Cheyenne 6/2/44; Gr Island 25/2/44; Presque Is 10/3/44; Assigned: 452BG Deopham Green 16/3/44; battle damage Rechlin, Germany. 25/8/44 Pilot: '; forced landing continent; Salvaged. 14/11/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97209n/a452BG 728BS4777
42-97209 Delivered: Cheyenne 6/2/44; Kearney 23/2/44; Presque Is 11/3/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG [9Z-A] Deopham Green 11/3/44; MIA Brux 12/5/44 Pilot: Herb Hochstetter, Co-Pilot: Julian Hurst, Navigator: Clyde Brown, Bombardier: Jerome Cogitz, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Ventura, Radio Operator: Jim Jenkins, Ball Turret Gunner: Hans Rase, Waist Gunner: Elmer Helgren, Waist Gunner: Joe Smith, Tail Gunner: Arthur Crowe (10POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Bodenrod, 20 miles E of Frankfurt, Germany. MACR 4777.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97222DUECES WILD452BG 728BS
42-97222 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/2/44; Gr Island 19/2/44; Presque Is 11/3/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 13/3/44; battle damage Chemnitz, Germany. 6/2/45 Pilot: '; forced landing continent; Salvaged. 20/5/45. DUECES WILD.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97235n/a452BG 729BS4778
42-97235 Delivered: Cheyenne 9/2/44; Kearney 27/2/44; Grenier 13/3/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 16/3/44; MIA Brux 12/5/44 Pilot: Walt Naylor, Navigator: Austin Casselberry, Bombardier: Mike Veselich, Radio Operator: Durwood Mitchell, Ball Turret Gunner: John Ahern (5KIA); Co-Pilot: Winecke Carpenter, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Roger Mullenmeister, Waist Gunner: Tom Garten, Waist Gunner: Dick Berkoben, Tail Gunner: Ralph Bates (5POW); Enemy aircraft caused ship to explode, crashed near Merzhausen Afd, nr Usingen, Germany. MACR 4778.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97236n/a452BG 748BS
42-97236 Delivered: Cheyenne 10/2/44; Kearney 4/3/44; Presque Is 11/3/44; Assigned: 748BS/452BG Deopham Green 31/3/44; detailed mission Pilot: Owen Coffman, Co-Pilot: Stewart Barnes, Navigator: Joe Paddock, Bombardier: Lowell Baker, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Roy Logan, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Hilty, Waist Gunner: Don Moore (7KIA); Radio Operator: Lloyd Larson, Waist Gunner: Morris Walker, Tail Gunner: John Medica (3RTD); after caught in prop wash in clouds crashed Park Farm, Hoxne, Sfk. 21/4/44. Salvaged. 23/4/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97256BIG TIME OPERATOR452BG 731BS
42-97256 Delivered: Cheyenne 11/2/44; Kearney 4/3/44; Presque Is 10/3/44; Assigned: 731BS/452BG [7D-N] Deopham Green 16/3/44; destroyed on ground by Enemy aircraft at Poltava Pilot: John Zimmerman 21/6/44; Salvaged. Russia 2/7/44. BIG TIME OPERATOR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97361THE PUNCHED FOWL452BG 728BS4821
42-97361 Delivered: Cheyenne 22/2/44; Kearney 16/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG [9Z- ] Deopham Green 6/4/44; MIA Brux 12/5/44 Pilot: Alex Halbleib, Co-Pilot: George Kelly, Navigator: Sam Kniffen{wia}, Bombardier: Chas Shulman, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ed Binkele, Waist Gunner: Wilbur Postlewaite (6POW); Radio Operator: Joe Carr, Ball Turret Gunner: Francis Nader, Waist Gunner: Willard Morgan, Tail Gunner: Pat McDonough (4KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Ohren, near Limburg, Germany. MACR 4821. THE PUNCHED FOWL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97371HAIRLESS JOE452BG 728BS4822
42-97371 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/2/44; Kearney 17/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG [9Z- ] Deopham Green 5/4/44; MIA Brux 12/5/44 Pilot: Hugh Atkinson, Co-Pilot: Ralph Scott, Navigator: Jim Lundebjerg, Bombardier: Francis Headley, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Erwin Nordt, Radio Operator: John Covill, Ball Turret Gunner: Nelson Jack, Waist Gunner: Bob Johnson, Waist Gunner: Ed Browne, Tail Gunner: Don Jones (10POW); Enemy aircraft KOd #2, crashed Echzell, 13 miles NW of Budingen, Germany. MACR 4822. HAIRLESS JOE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97375n/a452BG n/a
42-97375 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/2/44; Gt Falls 26/2/44; Cheyenne 2/3/44; slated 452BG, 330 BU Dyersburg 1/3/45; 347 BU Key Fd 3/5/45; 330 BU Dyersburg 9/5/45; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 14/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97390n/a452BG 731BS
42-97390 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/2/44; Gt Falls 2/3/44; Kearney 17/3/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned: 731BS/452BG [7D-V] Deopham Green 8/4/44; 730BS; destroyed on ground Poltava Pilot: Lt Thomas 21/6/44; Salvaged. Russia 2/7/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97529DINAH MIGHT II452BG 728BS3663
42-97529 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; Presque Is 31/1/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG [9Z-Z] Deopham Green 27/1/44; MIA Warnemunde 9/4/44 Pilot: Clyde Boy, Navigator: Harry Mulford, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: George Waters, Radio Operator: Mernie Pierce, Ball Turret Gunner: Tom Cody, Waist Gunner: Dick Wretman, Waist Gunner: Jack Weatherington, Tail Gunner: Chas Hickman (8POW); Co-Pilot: Capt Dain Wirt {Grp HQ}, Bombardier: Owen Quintana (2KIA-hitting bomb bay doors when baling out); Enemy aircraft KOd #2, crashed Todendorf, Fehrman Is, in Baltic Sea. MACR 3663. DINAH MIGHT II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97549THE ROUND TRIPPER452BG 728BS5228
42-97549 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/12/43; Gr Island 16/1/44; Grenier 24/2/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 15/2/44; mechanical problems 8/3/44 Pilot: Vasco Guilino (RTD plus five others; Bombardier: Lt Roger McGuire (KIA); Navigator: Fred Heckman, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Clyde Jellison, Radio Operator: Max Halladay (3POW); MIA Leipzig 29/5/44 w/Frank Brogan, n-Erwin Thompson, Waist Gunner: Ray Wilhelm, Tail Gunner: Nels Westin (4POW); Co-Pilot: Bill Weatherwax, b-John Faris{wia}, ettg-Bob Corbett, ro-Otto Havins, Ball Turret Gunner: George Sorensen, Waist Gunner: Bob Adams{broke leg on landing} (6EVD); flak, crashed a mile S of Rocquigny, 22 miles SW of Charleville, Fr. MACR 5228. THE ROUND TRIPPER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97697n/a452BG 728BS9526
42-97697 Delivered: Denver 31/1/44; 1SAG Langley 7/3/44; Dow Fd 5/4/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG as SH ship Deopham Green 7/4/44; 729BS; MIA Kassel 2/10/44 Pilot: Guy Hankins, Jean Traub, Joe Uzelac, Chas Keck, Andre Kerr, Lt Mike Keleman {mickey op}, Dale Holland, George Palmer {tg}, Lt Perry Smith {ca - '} (9POW); Walter Adams (KIA); flak, crashed Kassel, Germany. MACR 9526.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97780BLUE BOMB EXPRESS452BG n/a
42-97780 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/2/44; Denver 2/3/44; Kearney 1/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned: 452BG Deopham Green 19/4/44 NOW GO!; Transferred: 614BS/401BG [IW-R] Deenethorpe 28/4/44; Returned to US: Bradley 6/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 21/10/45; Scrapped: Kingman 9/12/45. BLUE BOMB EXPRESS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97786THE HARDWAY452BG 729BS4823
42-97786 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/2/44; Denver 26/3/44; Kearney 4/4/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG [M3- ] Deopham Green 22/4/44; MIA Brux 12/5/44 Pilot: Joe Thomas, Bombardier: Jim Millsap, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Hall, Tail Gunner: Bob Meyers (4KIA); Co-Pilot: Adrian Rose, Navigator: Harry Holley, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Strom, Radio Operator: Max Wolfe, Waist Gunner: Arnold Fisher, Waist Gunner: Jim Owens (6POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Merzhausen, nine miles E of Bad Camberg, Germany. MACR 4823. THE HARDWAY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97808n/a452BG 729BS5227
42-97808 Delivered: Denver 3/3/44; Kearney 11/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 22/5/44; MIA Liepzig 29/5/44 Pilot: Stan Lowell, Co-Pilot: Ted Matsel, Navigator: Edgar Smith, Bombardier: Boyd Belgium. amy, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dave Wright, Radio Operator: Jay Sterrett, Ball Turret Gunner: Ralph Little, Waist Gunner: Carlyle Gardner, Waist Gunner: John Kinsler, Tail Gunner: Ray Sutton (10POW); flak KOd two engines, crashed Grand-Leez, near Gembloux, nine miles NW of Namur, Bel. MACR 5227.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97852n/a452BG 728BS8425
42-97852 Delivered: Tulsa 15/3/44; Hunter 4/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 22/5/44; MIA Mannheim 14/8/44 Pilot: Bill Stiles, John Madiera, Chas Keck (3EVD); Tom Walker (KIA); Joe Lojewski, Art Varricohio, Hubert Campney, Ralph Montiel, Lester Gaulin (5POW); flak, crashed Strasbourg, Fr. MACR 8425.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97864n/a452BG 728BS4779
42-97864 Delivered: Tulsa 20/3/44; Kearney 1/4/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 11/4/44; MIA Brux 12/5/44 Pilot: Capt Bob Patrick, Co-Pilot: Bob Kerr, Navigator: John McCracken, Bombardier: Tom Lewis, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Herwig, Radio Operator: Theo Otte, Ball Turret Gunner: Harry Jones, Waist Gunner: Millard Sherrell, Waist Gunner: Joe Cadle, Tail Gunner: Edmond Woods (10POW); Enemy aircraft KOd #4, crashed Merzhausen, nine miles E of Bad Camberg, Germany. MACR 4779.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97901n/a452BG 729BS
42-97901 Delivered: Tulsa 30/3/44; Kearney 28/5/44; Dow Fd 6/6/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 7/6/44; MIA Varrelbusch A/fd 19/3/45 Pilot: '; forced landing Radomsk, Pol; Salvaged. 28/3/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97904n/a452BG 729BS
42-97904 Delivered: Tulsa 31/3/44; Kearney 29/5/44; Dow Fd 6/6/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 7/6/44 WHY WORRY; MIA Saarbrucken 9/11/44 Pilot: Donald Gott, Co-Pilot: Bill Metzger, Radio Operator: Bob Dunlap, Tail Gunner: Herman Krimminger (4KIA); Bombardier: Joe Harris, Navigator: John Harland, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Russell Gustafson, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Foss, Waist Gunner: Bill Robins; flak, crashed Hattonville, Fr.; Salvaged. 18/11/44. LADY JEANETTE (JANET).
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97977n/a452BG 730BS13533
42-97977 Delivered: Dallas 21/4/44; Hunter 30/5/44; Grenier 10/6/44; Assigned: 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 11/6/44; MIA Hardorf, Germany. 21/3/45 Pilot: Norman Rosholt, Jerome Fuhr, Ellsworth Hoffman, Paul Hare, John Syvertsen, Jim Collins (6POW); Frank Enroughty (EVD); Tony D'Amore, Alvin Galusha (2KIA); flak, crashed Munster, Ger. MACR 13533.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G42-97987n/a452BG 730BS
42-97987 Delivered: Dallas 24/4/44; Hunter 30/5/44; Grenier 15/6/44; Assigned: 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 17/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 28/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 2/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 22/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37558n/a452BG 729BS
43-37558 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/4/44; Kearney 10/5/44; Grenier 25/5/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG [M3- ] Deopham Green 28/5/44; destroyed by Enemy aircraft at Poltava Pilot: Tom Simpson 21/6/44; Salvaged. 2/7/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37563n/a452BG 728BS
43-37563 Delivered: Cheyenne 29/4/44; Kearney 10/5/44; Grenier 25/5/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 27/5/44 PANTING STORK II; 729BS; battle damage Frankfurt 5/1/45 Pilot: '; forced landing continent; Salvaged. 21/1/45; b/d, Sal 6/3/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37644FEATHER MERCHANT452BG 728BS11231
43-37644 Delivered: Cheyenne 8/5/44; Hunter 21/5/44; Dow Fd 4/6/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 7/6/44; 729BS; MIA Misburg 31/12/44 Pilot: Vince Segers, Dave Harrison, Tony Morbeto, John Dieball, Bill Bruns, Mike Zahn, Everett Malcolm (7POW); Lew Carpenter, George Pierson (2KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Hamburg, Germany. MACR 11231. FEATHER MERCHANT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37673n/a452BG 728BS11232
43-37673 Delivered: Cheyenne 10/5/44; Hunter 21/5/44; Dow Fd 4/6/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 7/6/44; MIA Misburg 31/12/44 Pilot: Kasimer Traynelis, Bill Howe, Duane Mowry, Paul Basye, Jim Laws, Bob Stauffer, Stewart Livingston, Ralph Tetu (8POW); Henry Bouma (KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Tauenbrueck, Germany. . MACR 11232.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37695n/a452BG 731BS
43-37695 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/5/44; Patterson 23/5/44; Kearney 6/6/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 28/6/44; battle damage Chemnitz 6/2/44 Pilot: '; forced landing Assigny, Fr; Salvaged. 25/2/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37726n/a452BG 731BS
43-37726 Delivered: Cheyenne 15/5/44; Hunter 26/5/44; Grenier 6/6/44; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 7/6/44; battle damage Darmstadt, Germany. 24/12/44 Pilot: '; forced landing Moelsbroek A/fd, Belgium. Salvaged. 2/1/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37744FINAL APPROACH452BG 731BS9765
43-37744 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/12/44; Kearney 29/5/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 20/6/44; MIA Munster 5/10/44 Pilot: Harvey Green, Joe Geiseler, Frank Sage, Murray Sklaroff, Theo Bassetti, Bill Usrey, Bolec Nowicki, Martin McGowan, Paul Neubeck, Carl Smythers (10POW); flak, crashed Wesel, Germany. MACR 9765. FINAL APPROACH.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37745LACKA SHACKEY452BG 731BS11729
43-37745 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/5/44; Kearney 29/5/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 19/6/44; MIA Hamburg 17/1/45 Pilot: Ed Betts, Jim Curren, Norman Hartsong, Donovan Grivatti, Dale Zimmerman, Howard Langlois, Frank Solex, Lee Chandler, Cecil Crumley (9INT); flak, forced landing Kalamar, Sweden. MACR 11729. Returned to US: Bradley 1/8/45; 4185 BU Independence 3/8/45; Scrapped: Kingman 7/10/46. LACKA SHACKEY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37747n/a452BG 729BS7224
43-37747 Delivered: Cheyenne 17/5/44; Kearney 26/5/44; Dow Fd 4/6/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 7/6/44; MIA French Noball sites 8/7/44 Pilot: Everett Hanson, Jim Heinzen, Len Marcus, Don Lyma, George Grissom, Chester Pool, Lloyd Pohrte, Russell Jones, Van McManus (9KIA); Arthur Schulze (POW); flak, crashed Boubrers, Fr. MACR 7224.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37753n/a452BG 729BS
43-37753 Delivered: Cheyenne 18/5/44; Kearney 27/5/44; Grenier 5/6/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 11/6/44; Returned to US: Bradley 29/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 1/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 27/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37802MY-ASSIS-DRAGON452BG 728BS
43-37802 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/5/44; Hunter 3/6/44; Grenier 15/6/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 19/6/44; Returned to US: Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 8/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 13/12/45. MY-ASSIS-DRAGON.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37807n/a452BG 731BS
43-37807 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/5/44; Kearney 2/6/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 20/6/44; Returned to US: Bradley 6/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 9/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 8/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37814RICHTER'S WRECKERS452BG 729BS
43-37814 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/5/44; Hunter 3/6/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 20/6/44; returning from Nurnberg Pilot: Alvin Ziemke nosed over on landing 5/4/45; Salvaged. 6/4/45. RICHTER'S WRECKERS.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37817MOLLITA452BG n/a
43-37817 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/5/44; Kearney 4/6/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned: 452BG 20/6/44; Salvaged. 14/7/44. MOLLITA.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37824n/a452BG 731BS
43-37824 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/5/44; Hunter 5/6/44; Grenier 15/6/44; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 19/6/44; 729BS; Returned to US: Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 5/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 10/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37829n/a452BG 729BS
43-37829 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/5/44; Kearney 7/6/44; Grenier 29/6/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 28/6/44; battle damage Merseburg 28/9/44 Pilot: '; forced landing continent, Salvaged. 19/12/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37833THE UNINVITED452BG 729BS10347
43-37833 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/5/44; Kearney 4/6/44; Dow Fd 27/6/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 28/6/44; MIA Saarbrucken 9/11/44 Pilot: Ken Bickford, Bob Marquis, Bill Fannon, Gene Van Loozenoord, Max Srodawa, Chas Turner, Bob Williams, Phil Caldwell (8POW); John Reilly (EVD); flak, crashed Korscheid, Germany. MACR 10347. THE UNINVITED.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37878n/a452BG 730BS
43-37878 Delivered: Cheyenne 31/5/44; Kearney 16/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned: 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 2/7/44; MIA Munster 4/10/44 Pilot: '.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-37906n/a452BG 730BS
43-37906 Delivered: Cheyenne 3/6/44; Kearney 15/6/44; Grenier 28/6/44; Assigned: 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 29/6/44; on assembly for Hannover 26/10/44 mid air coll Pilot: 43-38696 (452BG) thru propwash, w/Bob Specht, Co-Pilot: Francis Maurer, Navigator: Paul Gross, Bombardier: Tony Calabrese, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ben Parchimowitz, Radio Operator: Marvin Knapp, Ball Turret Gunner: Wendell Moore, Waist Gunner: Jack Bishop (8KIA); Tail Gunner: Lou Correia (RTD-wia); crashed Caston Hall, Easton, Nfk. Salvaged. 27/10/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38093n/a452BG 728BS
43-38093 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/6/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Dow Fd 20/7/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 21/7/44; Returned to US: Bradley 11/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 12/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 10/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38119n/a452BG 729BS8609
43-38119 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/6/44; Hunter 13/7/44; Grenier 22/7/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 25/7/44; MIA Brest, Fr. 3/9/44 Pilot: Miles Parmely, Co-Pilot: Carl Liles, Navigator: Capt Dave Lewis, Bombardier: Capt Bob Gilg, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jerry McGill, Radio Operator: Bill Walsh, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Kreuger, Waist Gunner: Walt Goeske, Tail Gunner: Lt Bill Campbell, obs- Maj John Clonts (10KIA); flak, crashed Channel Is, UK. MACR 8609.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38185LACKA SACKY452BG 729BS
43-38185 Delivered: Cheyenne 5/7/44; Kearney 14/7/44; Dow Fd 1/8/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 4/8/44; battle damage Mainz 4/12/44 Pilot: '; forced landing continent; Salvaged. 16/12/44. LACKA SACKY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38193n/a452BG 730BS
43-38193 Delivered: Cheyenne 6/7/44; Kearney 15/12/44; Grenier 4/8/44; Assigned: 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 5/8/44; Returned to US: Bradley 28/6/45; 4268 BU Sth Plains 6/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 13/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38201n/a452BG n/a
43-38201 Delivered: Cheyenne 7/7/44; Kearney 18/7/44; Dow Fd 4/8/44; Assigned: 452BG Deopham Green 5/8/44; battle damage Belgium. feld 30/9/44 Pilot: '; Salvaged. 1/10/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38231TRY'N GETIT452BG n/a
43-38231 Delivered: Cheyenne 10/7/44; Hunter 20/7/44; Dow Fd 2/8/44; Assigned: 452BG Deopham Green 3/8/44; battle damage Jena 19/3/45 Pilot: '; forced landing Poland, crew safe; Salvaged. 28/3/45. TRY'N GETIT.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38318n/a452BG 731BS
43-38318 Delivered: Cheyenne 20/7/44; Kearney 29/7/44; Grenier 8/8/44; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 10/8/44; while under instruction Pilot: John Sanda aircraft ran off runway and clipped mobile lighting unit, damaging tailplane and stabilizer 25/4/45; Returned to US: Bradley 6/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 8/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 17/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38356QUIVERING QUEENIE452BG 730BS14114
43-38356 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/7/44; Kearney 2/8/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned: 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 11/8/44 SILENTHE JE VAHR; battle damage Landsberg, Germany. 21/4/45 Pilot: '; crash-landed continent, 8KIA;; Salvaged. 26/4/45; MACR 14114. QUIVERING QUEENIE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38358BIG NOISE II452BG 730BS12496
43-38358 Delivered: Cheyenne 25/7/44; Kearney 3/8/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned: 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 11/8/44 SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS; battle damage Berlin 3/2/45 Pilot: Bill Fry, John Currack, Christian Teck, Gene Dreyfuss, Russell Pyle, George Clark, Dave Lowery, Martin Boelkens, Clyde Edwards (9INT); forced landing Rinkaby, Sweden. MACR 12496; Ret UK 27/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 13/8/45; 4185 BU Independence 21/8/45; Scrapped: Kingman 9/12/45. BIG NOISE II.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38368DAISY MAE452BG 730BS13562
43-38368 Delivered: Cheyenne 26/7/44; Hunter 4/8/44; Grenier 14/8/44; Assigned: 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 15/8/44; 729BS; MIA Zwickau 19/3/45 Pilot: Vic Ettredge, Don Franklin, Art Burstein, George Peden, Jack Johnson, Jim Fitzgerald, Don Borden, Howard Towns, Art Darling {tg}, Lew Carter {rcm} (10POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Zwickau, Germany. MACR 13562. DAISY MAE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38421n/a452BG 731BS
43-38421 Delivered: Cheyenne 1/8/44; Lincoln 12/8/44; Grenier 28/8/44; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 23/8/44; 730BG; Returned to US: Bradley 11/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 12/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 1/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38533n/a452BG 729BS11795
43-38533 Delivered: Cheyenne 14/8/44; Lincoln 24/8/44; Grenier 18/8/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 19/9/44; MIA Hamburg 17/1/45 Pilot: Ed Halik, Co-Pilot: Harlan Adams, Navigator: Arthur Smith, Bombardier: Fred Case, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Joe Cerjait, Radio Operator: Ernie Fey, Ball Turret Gunner: Ralph Harfield, Waist Gunner: Ken Wyandt, Tail Gunner: Dick Hirsch (9POW); flak, crashed Sittensen, Germany. MACR 11795.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38614UTAH GAL452BG 730BS
43-38614 Delivered: Cheyenne 24/8/44; Hunter 4/9/44; Grenier 15/9/44; Assigned: 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 19/9/44; Returned to US: Bradley 28/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 30/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 8/12/45. UTAH GAL.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38698n/a452BG 731BS12447
43-38698 Delivered: Patterson 5/9/44; Lincoln 12/9/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 20/9/44; MIA Hamm 16/2/45 Pilot: Frank Payne, Co-Pilot: Bob Stuber, Navigator: Clinton Day, Bombardier: Paul Grisham, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Lyle Varnum, Radio Operator: Art Staton, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Kiintz, Waist Gunner: Don Wolf, Tail Gunner: Dick Wasniak (9POW); flak, crashed Sundern, Germany. MACR 12447.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38702n/a452BG 728BS
43-38702 Delivered: Gt Falls 9/9/44; Hunter 15/9/44; Grenier 23/9/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 25/9/44; Returned to US: Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 6/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 7/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38822n/a452BG n/a
43-38822 Delivered: Lincoln 26/9/44; Grenier 16/10/44; Assigned: 452BG Deopham Green 20/10/44; taxi accident with Jack Hayes struck 42-102660 Pilot: Bill Randle 28/12/44; Salvaged. 29/12/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38868n/a452BG 728BS13888
43-38868 Delivered: Hunter 30/9/45; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 13/10/44; MIA Parchim, Germany. 7/4/45 Pilot: Bill Richardson, Hjalmer Molner, Bob Renaud, Jack Kennedy, Jim Satterfield, John Loveless, Newell Snarr, Julius Albavich {tg}(8KIA); Vance Urban, Stephen Kiss {rcm} (2POW); rammed by Sonderkommando Elbe Me109, crashed Hamburg, Ger. MACR 13888.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38876n/a452BG 728BS
43-38876 Delivered: Hunter 2/10/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 17/10/44; during return from Plauen in heavy overcast 26/3/45 Pilot: Arlin Porter, mid air coll with 43-38402; crashed Crettingham, near Framsden, UK; all killed; Salvaged. 28/3/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38879n/a452BG 728BS13560
43-38879 Delivered: Hunter 2/10/44; Dow Fd 15/10/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 19/10/44; ex-Berlin 18/3/45 Pilot: Bill Bishop, Co-Pilot: Bob Barnes, Navigator: Bill Mullen, Bombardier: Whittaker Stephens, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Floyd Davies, Radio Operator: Monroe Bryan, Ball Turret Gunner: Orvill Garton, Waist Gunner: Russ Ardito, Tail Gunner: Henry Daniel (9KIA); mid air coll with 43-38982 (452BG), crashed North Sea off Holland. MACR 13560.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38917NOT TODAY CLEO452BG 731BS
43-38917 Delivered: Lincoln 10/10/44; Grenier 17/10/44; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 20/10/44; Returned to US: Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 7/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 23/11/45. NOT TODAY CLEO.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38921n/a452BG n/a11225
43-38921 Delivered: Lincoln 11/10/44; Grenier 22/10/44; Assigned: as SH ship 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 24/10/44; MIA Bad Krueznach, Germany. 2/1/45 Pilot: Capt Ralph Jones, Ross Cullen, Ray Childers, Joe Manganello, John Mann, Lt Francis Cusick {mickey op}, John Gabel, Lt Ed Hood {tg} (8KIA); John Everhart (POW); flak, crashed Bitburg, Ger. MACR 11225.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38943n/a452BG 729BS11585
43-38943 Delivered: Hunter 20/10/44; Dow Fd 27/10/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 29/10/44; MIA Cologne 10/1/45 Pilot: Bob Larson, Co-Pilot: Bob Jones, Navigator: Ed James, Bombardier: Jim Carr, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Joe Keltner, Radio Operator: Lew Hicks, Ball Turret Gunner: Phil Johnson, Waist Gunner: John Chateau, Tail Gunner: Hugo Peterson (9KIA); flak, crashed Mannheim, Germany. MACR 11585.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-38982n/a452BG n/a
43-38982 Delivered: Hunter 29/10/44; Dow Fd 7/11/44; Assigned: 452BG Deopham Green 10/11/44; Returned to US: Bradley 29/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 2/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 23/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39089n/a452BG 729BS
43-39089 Delivered: Lincoln 29/11/44; Grenier 15/12/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 19/12/44; in base landing accident Pilot: Truman Imboden 20/3/45; Returned to US: Bradley 29/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 1/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 1/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39143n/a452BG 731BS
43-39143 Delivered: Lincoln 13/12/44; Dow Fd 22/12/44; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 4/1/45; in base landing accident Pilot: Boyd Lewis 12/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 6/7/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 8/7/45; Recl Comp 7/6/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39326FLAK-SHY LADY452BG 728BS
43-39326 Delivered: Lincoln 12/2/45; Bangor 1/3/45; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Returned to US: Bradley 29/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 2/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 29/11/45. FLAK-SHY LADY.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39358n/a452BG n/a
43-39358 Delivered: Lincoln 22/2/45; Grenier 4/3/45; Assigned: 452BG 6/3/45; Returned to US: Bradley 20/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 23/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 6/12/45. Eventually was used as VIP liner extensively re-furbished, and took part in Boeing flypast 30/7/56.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-39439LIGHT BROWN HAIR452BG 728BS
43-39439 Delivered: Hunter 16/3/45; Grenier 28/3/45; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 29/3/45 CYANIDE FOR HITLER; Returned to US: Bradley 28/6/45; Sth Plains 2/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 20/11/45. JEANNIE WITH LIGHT BROWN HAIR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G43-48205n/a452BG n/a
43-48205 Delivered: Cheyenne 7/7/44; Kearney 16/7/44; Dow Fd 3/8/44; Assigned: 452BG Deopham Green 4/8/44; battle damage Jena, Germany. 19/3/45 Pilot: '; forced landing Maastricht A/fd, Belgium. Salvaged. 28/3/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6001n/a452BG 728BS
44-6001 Delivered: Tulsa 2/4/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG [M3- ] Deopham Green 3/5/44; destroyed by Enemy aircraft at Poltava Pilot: Paul Skinner 21/6/44; Salvaged. 2/7/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6011n/a452BG 728BS
44-6011 Delivered: Tulsa 3/4/44; Hunter 15/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG [9Z- ] Deopham Green 3/5/44; destroyed by Enemy aircraft at Poltava Pilot: Dick Forman 21/6/44; Salvaged. 2/7/44.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6152n/a452BG 728BS
44-6152 Delivered: Tulsa 18/5/44; Kearney 26/5/44; Dow Fd 6/6/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 7/6/44; Pilot: LaVerne Wilson was involved landing accident with co-pilot following noNavigator: operational mission 5/3/45; Salvaged. n/battle damage 7/3/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6165n/a452BG 730BS
44-6165 Delivered: Tulsa 19/5/44; Kearney 30/5/44; Grenier 7/6/44; Assigned: 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 11/6/44; crash-landed base Pilot: Bill Gaines 20/2/45; Sal; Returned to US: Bradley 28/6/45; Sth Plains 3/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 13/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6560PUDDIN'S PRIDE452BG 730BS
44-6560 Delivered: Patterson 4/9/44; Grenier 22/9/44; Assigned: 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 25/10/44 PAPPY'S PRICE; Returned to US: Bradley 3/7/45; Sth Plains 6/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 9/12/45. PUDDIN'S PRIDE.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6601n/a452BG 728BS11796
44-6601 Delivered: Lincoln 21/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 13/10/44; MIA Heilbronn 20/1/45 Pilot: Cecil Belgium. on (EVD); Andy Shanks, Carl Chillberg, Claude Bogert, Sylvester Salamone, Tom Rogan, Warren Neilsen, Bill Monroe, Melvin Williams (8KIA); flak, crashed Midwound, Hol. MACR 11796.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6827HI-BLOWER452BG 730BS
44-6827 Delivered: Hunter 23/11/44; Dow Fd 3/12/44; Assigned: 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 12/12/44; Returned to US: Bradley 28/6/45; Sth Plains 1/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 14/12/45; HI-BLOWER.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6905VIRGINIA452BG n/a
44-6905 Delivered: Hunter 15/12/44; Grenier 29/12/44; Assigned: 452BG Deopham Green 4/1/45; Returned to US: Bradley 29/6/45; Sth Plains 2/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 3/12/45. VIRGINIA.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-6940n/a452BG 731BS
44-6940 Delivered: Lincoln 22/12/44; Dow Fd 10/1/45; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 22/1/45; crash-landed Chartres, France Pilot: Larry Ametang 16/5/45; Salvaged. 27/5/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G-45-VE44-8015JOHNNY REB452BG 730BS12657
44-8015 Delivered: Dallas 12/5/44; Langley 27/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned: 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 15/7/44; battle damage Ansbach 22/2/45 Pilot: Bill Emmett, Bill Hoffman, Clinton Ewen, Warren Holt, Sid Mason, George Benedict, Dean Clementson {tg} (7KIA); Jim Moss, Francis Adkins, Bill Lorig {radar op} (3POW); flak, crash-landed Pfafferhofen, Germany. Sal; MACR 12657. JOHNNY REB.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8081n/a452BG n/a
44-8081 Delivered: Denver 6//6/44; Dorval 26/6/44; slated RAF HB 814; Transferred: 731BS/452BG [7D-K] Deopham Green 4/8/44; Returned to US: Bradley 28/6/45; Sth Plains 1/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 29/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8181n/a452BG 730BS
44-8181 Delivered: Dallas 1/7/44; Langley 27/7/44; Dow Fd 22/8/44; Assigned: 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 30/8/44; battle damage Cologne 10/1/45 Pilot: Harry Arant; on return approach crew bailed safely, but aircraft crashed on Thorpe Abbotts bomb dump, exploded, Salvaged.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8201n/a452BG 731BS11257
44-8201 Delivered: Dallas 7/7/44; Langley 9/8/44; Grenier 10/9/44; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 12/9/44; trans 729BS; ground looped at Gt Ashfield Pilot: Wilfred Foeste 7/12/44; MIA Bad Kreuznach 2/1/45 w/Bill McDougall, Dick Vine, Joe Bachner, Howard Kordatsky, Don Achenbach, Lt Lew Kamas {mickey op}, Clyde Richardson, Capt Ralph Martin {tg} (8POW); Albin Martinek (KIA); flak, crashed Tier, Germany. MACR 11257.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8249n/a452BG 729BS11229
44-8249 Delivered: Dallas 27/7/44; Hunter 24/8/44; Grenier 13/9/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG as SH ship Deopham Green [M3-D] 15/9/44; MIA Darmstadt 24/12/44 Pilot: Jay Kenworthy, Maj Carl Thomajan, Martin Rafalco, Vince Sullivan, Carl Lambert (5KIA); Russell Haas, Buell Hoagland {ex nav}, John Salver, Lt Glenn Glatfelder {mickey op}, F/O John Hamon {tg} (5POW); flak, crashed Prum, Germany. MACR 11229.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8308n/a452BG 730BS
44-8308 Delivered: Lincoln 7/8/44; Long Beach 10/8/44; Grenier 2/9/44; Assigned: 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 7/9/44; in base landing accident Pilot: Wilf Moser 19/6/45; Returned to US: Bradley 26/8/45; Independence 29/8/45; Scrapped: Kingman 1/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-83264SCRAPPY JR452BG 730BS
44-83264 Delivered: Lincoln 17/1/45; Dow Fd 8/2/45; Assigned: 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 10/2/45; Returned to US: Bradley 28/6/45; Sth Plains 1/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 5/12/45. SCRAPPY JR.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-83473n/a452BG 731BS
44-83473 Delivered: Hunter 12/3/45; Grenier 21/3/45; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 23/3/45 (last aircraft assgd to grp), but involved in taxi accident Pilot: Leonard Martine at Goose Bay, Labrador en route UK 29/3/45; Returned to US: Bradley 3/7/45; Sth Plains 6/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 10/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8365VIRGINIA452BG 731BS
44-8365 Delivered: Dallas 22/8/44; Langley 5/9/44; Dow Fd 1/10/44; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 14/10/44; Returned to US: Morrison 8/10/45; Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 25/10/45. VIRGINIA.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8491n/a452BG n/a
44-8491 Delivered: Dallas 25/9/44; Hunter 27/10/44; Dow Fd 8/11/44; Assigned: 452BG Deopham Green 10/11/44; RetUS, Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 27/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8518n/a452BG 729BS11051
44-8518 Delivered: Hunter 3/10/44; Dow Fd 14/10/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG Deopham Green [M3-F] 26/10/44; MIA Ludwigshafen 5/12/44 Pilot: Wagoner; mech fault, crashed Talgewilsten, Germany. ; 8KIA 1POW; MACR 11051.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8519n/a452BG n/a
44-8519 Delivered: Lincoln 5/10/44; Grenier 20/10/44; Assigned: 452BG Deopham Green 22/10/44; Returned to US: Bradley 7/6/45; Sth Plains 5/6/45; Scrapped: Kingman 16/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8527n/a452BG n/a
44-8527 Delivered: Lincoln 5/10/44; Dow Fd 25/10/44; Assigned: 452BG Deopham Green 30/10/44; battle damage Chemnitz 6/2/45 Pilot: '; Salvaged. 9/2/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8531n/a452BG 728BS13893
44-8531 Delivered: Lincoln 5/10/44; Palm Springs 12/10/44; Dow Fd 22/10/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 26/10/44; MIA Parchim 7/4/45 Pilot: Bill Gill, Bill Barbean, Bill Lazzari, Hubert Smart, Sam Mock, Jim Perlonge, Leon Verrilli, Darwin Kusian (8POW); Bill Costley (KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Wandesbeck, Germany. MACR 13893.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8575n/a452BG n/a
44-8575 Delivered: Cheyenne 23/10/44; Hunter 29/11/44; Dow Fd 6/12/44; Assigned: as SH aircraft 452BG Deopham Green 18/12/44; Salvaged. 9AF Germany. any 1/9/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8602n/a452BG 731BS11728
44-8602 Delivered: Lincoln 28/10/44; Grenier 10/12/44; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 22/1/45; battle damage Hamburg 17/1/45 Pilot: Ira Smith, Co-Pilot: Bob Wilcox, Navigator: Bill Nicholson, Bombardier: Howard Simon, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Harry Hoffman, Radio Operator: Bob Scott, Ball Turret Gunner: Haskell Ray, Waist Gunner: Julian Anderson, Tail Gunner: Bill Everly (9INT); flak, forced landing Bulltofta, Sweden. MACR 11728; rep & ret UK; Returned to US: Bradley 1/8/45; Independence 3/8/45; Scrapped: Kingman 10/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8634IDA WANNA452BG 728BS14184
44-8634 Delivered: Lincoln 9/11/44; Grenier 3/12/44; Assigned: 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 6/12/44; 731BS; MIA Kaltenkirchen 7/4/45 Pilot: Dabney Sharp, Capt Doug Anderson, Carroll Gierde, Joe Stanfield, Jack Basor, Ellwood Fream, John Halbritter {tg} (7KIA); Arris Stephenson, Ralph DeCelle, Bob Pearce {rcm} (3POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Heide, Germany. MACR 14184. IDA WANNA.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8703n/a452BG n/a
44-8703 Delivered: Lincoln 3/12/44; Dow Fd 16/12/44; Assigned: 452BG Deopham Green 18/12/44; Returned to US: Bradley 28/6/45; Sth Plains 2/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 23/11/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8728n/a452BG 730BS
44-8728 Delivered: Cheyenne 6/12/44; Hunter 22/12/44; Grenier 6/1/45; Assigned: 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 8/1/45; damaged in taxi collision with 43-37643 (452BG) Pilot: Tom Street 7/6/45; RetUS, Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 14/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8799MANCHESTER MISSES452BG n/a
44-8799 Delivered: Cheyenne 28/12/44; Hunter 12/1/45; Dow Fd 7/2/45; Assigned: 452BG H2X Deopham Green 9/2/45; RetUS, Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 29/12/45. MANCHESTER MISSES.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8841n/a452BG 731BS
44-8841 Delivered: Cheyenne 13/1/45; Hunter 24/1/45; Dow Fd 12/2/45; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 17/2/45; co-pilot, being checked out by Ed Kirk on taxiway hit a power shovel parked six feet from edge of perimeter 28/5/45; RetUS, Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 13/12/45.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne

B-17G44-8875n/a452BG n/a
44-8875 Delivered: Cheyenne 21/1/45; Hunter 12/2/45; Dow Fd 16/2/45; Assigned: {H2X} 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 27/2/45; RetUS, Scrapped: Walnut Ridge 4/1/46.
Source: B-17 Master Log - Dave Osbourne


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