401st Bombardment Group (H)

401st Bombardment Group (H) (HMYYJ)

Location: Riverside, OH 45431 Montgomery County
Buy Ohio State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 39° 46.794', W 84° 6.668'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites

8th Air Force

— "Best Damned Outfit in the USAAF" —

612th Bomb Sqdn. · 613th Bomb Sqdn.
614th Bomb Sqdn. · 615th Bomb Sqdn.

Stationed at AAF Station 128, Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, England. The 401 BG, assigned to the 1st Div, 84th Combat Wing, Eighth United States Army Air Force.

Flew 254 combat missions over Europe, ETO. Awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations and recognized as the B-17 unit in 8AF with the best bombing accuracy and second lowest loss ratio for missions flown.

Activated 1 Apr 43, Ephrata AFB Wash;
Deactivated 28 Aug 45.

Col. Harold W. Bowman, June 43 - 5 Dec 44
Col. William T. Seawell, 5 Dec 44 - June 45

Dedicated to the memory of those who did not return
and to all who served with the 401BG
from 1 Apr 43 through the end of WWII.
Placed By401st Bomb Group (H) Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 7:32pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 747401 N 4407321
Decimal Degrees39.77990000, -84.11113333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 46.794', W 84° 6.668'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 46' 47.64" N, 84° 6' 40.08" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1003 Spaatz Cir, Riverside OH 45431, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?