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445th Bomb Group, USAAF

 Flying from Tibenham

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445th Bomb Group, USAAF

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

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John Eugene Frasch 445the Bomb Group 702 Bomb Squadron

I am looking for any information anyone may have concerning John Eugene Frasch, my step-uncle.

Abaya Onukure

2nd Lt. Robert R Wilkins 701st BS 445th BG

I am looking for any information available about my cousin, U.S. Army Air Corps 2nd Lt. Robert R. Wilkins, a B-24 pilot with the 701st Bomber Squadron, 445th Bomber Group (Heavy), who was shot down on Nov. 21, 1944. He was from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. According to the American Battle Monuments Commission, he is buried at the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten, Netherlands.

John Maddigan

Lt. Ed Wanner 700 Bomb Sqd.

Ed Wanner arrived in England as a replacement who would soon pilot B-24 Liberator Asbestos Alice, in the 700th Bomb Squadron, 445th Bomb Group, 2nd Bomb Division at Tibenham, Norfolk. He was somewhat bemused by the differences in England and noted that here they were in a "foreign land" where they drove on the "wrong" side of the road and where the great Normandy Invasion Landing was happening.

Spencer Benedict

S/Sgt. George J. Smith 703rd Bomb Squadron

My father, SSgt George J. Smith was in the 703rd and was shot down on 1 April 1944 over Ludwigshaven. Five of the crew perished. My dad survived, was captured and spent the rest of the war in Stalag 17.

I noticed a SSgt Hugh D. Watt in the 703rd who died on 1 April 1944, I am wondering if anyone had any other information about SSgt Watt and whether he went down over Ludwigshaven?

Mary Smith Amberg

1st Lt. Augustine Anthony "Og" Mandino DFC. 701st Bomb Squadron

Augustine Mandino was a member of Lt. Paul Swofford's crew. He completed 30 missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters. After serving in Word War II, he became a popular writer of some 19 books with 20 million copies sold.

Silvio I. Mandino

S/Sgt. John Michael Zanetis Airplane Crew Chief 750 702nd Bomb Sq

My father was Airplane Crew Chief for 702nd Bomb Squadron. He was originally from Griffin, Indiana. He passed away in 1979 of a heart attack in Vincennes Indiana. I'd love to hear from anyone who knew him or whose parentd might have known him. Thank you all and God Bless.

Martha Zanetis

William C. Craggs 700th Bomb Squadron

My Father, William C Craggs was with the 445th Bomb Group, 700th squadron. His Pilot was Fritz Mueller, Dad was the co- Pilot. Any information such as the name of his plane,or any crew Photos, I would be greatly interested in. Thank you very much for your interest in these men and their lives.

Cindy Craggs

William T. Minor 703 Sqdn. 445th Bomb Group

I flew a B-24, the `Gremlin's Roost'. I was shot down on 5 January 1944 and was a POW at Stalag Luft 1.

William T Minor

Nav. Raymond A. Parker 703 Squadron 445th Bomb Group

I came to Tibenham with the original 445th Bomb Group. I was a navigator in the 703rd Squadron, and flew 11 missions over Germany and France. I was shot down on 18th March 1944, and remained a POW until the Russians liberated us.

While at Stalag Luft I, I was the publisher of our underground daily paper `Pow Wow'. I would appreciate hearing from anyone in the 445th.

Raymond A Parker

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