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Stone Airman 457th Bomb Group Glatton Air Base Memorial
Birth: 1944
Death: 1945

The Stone Airman is dedicated to those Airmen of the 457th Bombardment Group (Heavy) who lost their lives during World War II.

The nearby Glatton aerodrome was constructed in 1943 and was assigned to the United States Army Air Forces Eighth Air Force as a heavy bomber airfield. Its layout was unique in that the three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm which continued to operate in the centre of the airfield. Glatton was assigned USAAF designation Station 130.
457th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
The airfield was first used by the 457th Bombardment Group (Heavy), arriving from Wendover AAF, Utah on 21 January 1944. The 457th was assigned to the 94th Combat Bombardment Wing of the 1st Bombardment Division. Its tail code was Triangle U.
The 457th Bomb Group consisted of the following operational squadrons flying B-17s :
• 748th Bombardment Squadron
• 749th Bombardment Squadron
• 750th Bombardment Squadron
• 751st Bombardment Squadron
The 457th Bomb Group flew its first mission on 21 February 1944 during Big Week, taking part in the concentrated attacks of heavy bombers on the German aircraft industry. Until June 1944, the Group engaged primarily in bombardment of strategic targets, such as ball-bearing plants, aircraft factories, and oil refineries in Germany.
The Group bombed targets in France during the first week of June 1944 in preparation for the Normandy invasion, and attacked coastal defenses along the Cherbourg peninsula on D-Day. It struck airfields, railroads, fuel depots, and other interdictory targets behind the invasion beaches throughout the remainder of the month.
Beginning in July 1944, the 457th resumed bombardment of strategic objectives and engaged chiefly in such operations until April 1945. Sometimes flew support and interdictory missions, aiding the advance of ground forces during the Saint-Lô breakthrough in July 1944 and the landing of British 1st Airborne Division during the airborne attack on Holland in September 1944; and participating in the Battle of the Bulge, December 1944 - January 1945, and the assault across the Rhine in March 1945.
The Group flew its last combat mission on 20 April 1945. The unit had carried out 237 missions. Total number of sorties was 7,086 with nearly 17,000 tons of bombs and 142 tons of leaflets being dropped.




The names of those interred or commemorated at Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial are:

KEY:
Name-Rank-Service #-Initial of home state-Date of Death-Grave Reference [if not shown, then he is commemorated on the tablets of the missing]-awards and decorations.


COFFMAN OWEN B 2 LT O-753330 CA 21 APR 44
B 2 57 PH

PADDOCK JOSEPH J 2 LT O-698333 MI 21 APR 44
B 7 57 PH

WAGGONER EDWIN D S/SGT 37659544 IA 04 MAY 44
C 2 2 AM/2 OLC

DOZIER EDWARD B JR MAJ O-803089 AL 05 APR 45
E 1 28 DFC/OLC/ AM/4 OLC/ PH

GUYOT JAMES P 1 LT O2063410 KS 05 APR 45
E 5 28 AM/3 OLC/ PH

PINCKNEY ROBERT W T/SGT 39139048 CA 05 APR 45
E 1 33 AM PH

SNOW DONALD L 1 LT O-834904 PA 05 APR 45
E 6 28 AM/OLC/ PH

TAIFER JACK E 2 LT O-832512 PA 05 APR 45
E 2 33 PH

BROADIE EVERETT S/SGT 32868749 NY 11 JULY44
F 3 13 AM PH

MOORE DONALD L SGT 35700386 IN 21 APR 44
F 1 31 PH

STEMPLER HERBERT L 1 LT O-765536 NY 05 APR 45
F 7 66 AM/2 OLC/ PH

WETZEL LEROY E S/SGT 35235299 OH 08 NOV 44
AM/2 OLC

WISDOM GLENN M S/SGT 35123338 KY 08 NOV 44
AM/3 OLC/ PH

GRAVES WALTER B 2 LT O-825619 TN 23 DEC 44
D 2 38 PH

KILMER JOSEPH L FLT O T-129699 NY 23 DEC 44
D 7 8

GROVER EDWARD A JR T/SGT 12054329 NJ 28 FEB 45 AM/OLC/ PH

HIGHTOWER OSCAR C S/SGT 18176756 TX 14 JUNE 44
AM/OLC/

HUDEC CHESTER V SGT 15130166 OH 14 JUNE 44
AM PH

KIRK ROY H JR 2 LT O-826197 IL 28 FEB 45
AM/OLC/

KRUEGER WILLARD S/SGT 16117493 WI 28 FEB 45
AM/OLC/ PH

MC NEAL EDWARD A JR 1 LT O-819409 TX 07 OCT 44
DFC AM/3

MORGAN KEITH W FLT O T-001587 WA 14 JUNE 44
AM PH

DOHERTY WILLIAM K MAJ O-411462 WA 06 FEB 45
A 7 33 DSC AM/4 OLC/

PEACOCK DONALD R S/SGT 37676823 IA 24 DEC 44
D 6 8 AM/2 OLC/ PH

SIDEBOTTOM BERNARD E S/SGT 15170378 WV 19 OCT 44
D 1 54 AM PH

KERR ROY E CAPT O-862185 MN 06 FEB 45
F 6 105

SCHEMBRI JOSEPH T T/SGT 19161918 CA 27 SEPT 44
F 5 118 AM/OLC/

GASCON OSCAR A JR S/SGT 18151016 LA 28 MAY 44
AM/3 OLC/ PH

KILROY JAMES J T/SGT 13171062 PA 28 MAY 44
AM/3 OLC

MARKWALDER EARL A S/SGT 31327253 CT 07 JULY 44
AM/2 OLC/ PH

MINTURN FRANCIS A 2 LT O-759966 OR 07 JULY 44
AM/2 OLC

MOORE PAUL R S/SGT 33375452 MD 28 MAY 44
AM/3 OLC/ PH

HELD CHARLES T/SGT 17113745 MN 19 FEB 45
A 5 24 AM/2 OLC

HUNTER RAYMOND V T/SGT 14160328 TN 19 FEB 45
B 6 43 DFC AM/6 OLC/

BENNETT RICHARD T 1 LT O-749188 NY 26 JULY 44
E 2 114 AM/3 OLC

MAYS VINTON H CAPT O-733933 WV 07 OCT 44
E 1 120 DFC AM/3 OLC/ PH

WHITNACK EARL E S/SGT 39420218 CA 19 FEB 45
F 1 99 AM/OLC/ 
 
Inscription:
FAIT
ACCOMPLI
LEAST WE FORGET
IN PERPETUAL MEMORY
OF THOSE VALIANT
AMERICAN AIRMEN OF
THE 457TH BOMB GROUP (H)
WHO DURING WORLD WAR II
GAVE THEIR LIVES THAT
FREEDOM MIGHT PREVAIL
 
Burial:
All Saints Churchyard
Conington
Huntingdonshire District
Cambridgeshire, England
Plot: churchyard
GPS (lat/lon): 52.4582, -0.2642
 
Created by: Stevan Rich
Record added: Jul 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73531871
Stone Airman 457th Bomb Group Glatton Air Base Memorial
Added by: geoffrey gillon
 
Stone Airman 457th Bomb Group Glatton Air Base Memorial
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Added by: julia&keld
 
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Such great sacrifices.
- Brenda
 Added: Sep. 29, 2014
RIP---Brave Airman of WWII---gone but not forgotten
- Russell Cromwell
 Added: May. 24, 2013
United States Army Air Corps
- Stevan Rich
 Added: Sep. 10, 2011
 
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