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The stories told so far
58th Station Complement
Men of the 58th Station Complement
September 1943 - The 58th Station Complement Squadron arrives at Station 146, Seething ahead of the 448th Bomb Group. Their task was to organise and prepare the airfield for war. Herein we tell the individual stories of those who made up this squadron.
William Bullpitt 448th Bomb Group
My father in world war ii
Bill Bulpitt was only 12 years old when his father William suddenly passed away. Bill knew nothing about William's time during ww2 and the subsequent silence from his mother regarding his father's past created a mystery waiting to be uncovered and 62 years later Bill did just that. You can read his story here.
b24 Fat Stuff II 448th Bomb Group
Crew #1
December 1943 - We tell the story of Crew #1 who flew over to Seething in Fat Stuff II and how the commission of the stain glass window at Seething Control Tower came about
Frank Copp 448th Bomb Grop
S/Sgt Franklin Russell "Ace" Copp
September 1943 - Franklin was a crew chief for the 715th Bomb Squadron but he didn't come over to Seething with the rest of the ground echelon. If he had, he may not have met Joyce. We tell the story of Franklin and the love of his life.
Richard Brady
448th bomb group
Love across an ocean
2nd December 1943 - Lt. Richard Brady and his crew arrive at Seething. He leaves behind his sweetheart Katharine Coon and is trying to get back to her. We follow his story over the war and after, through his letters that he wrote to Katharine.
Crew 11
Crew #11
December 1943 - Dan McCullough's Uncle was part of crew 11 who were assigned to the 712th Bomb Squadron. However, very little was known about his crew so Dan undertook the mammoth task of researching his uncle's crew. Here you will gain a valuable insight into the challenges, risks, and sacrifices that these brave men faced in the line of duty.
Charlie Brown Ye Olde Pub Seething Control Tower 448th Bomb Group
Ye Olde Pub

20th December 1943 - We tell the story of Ye Olde Pub after it landed at Seething airfield and what happened to the crew.
The 6 month homerun
December 31st, 1943 - Sgt Arthur Meyerowitz and Sgt Joseph DeFranze bravely manned their positions aboard the HARMFUL LIL ARMFUL as it soared towards La Rochelle. However, disaster struck when their aircraft was viciously attacked, forcing the crew to make a harrowing escape by bailing out. This is the incredible tale of Arthur and Joseph's daring journey across France, aided by the valiant Resistance as they evade capture and ultimately reached the safety of Spain.
b24 Repulser 448th Bomb Group Seething Control Tower
The Crew Of Repulser
22nd April 1944 - We tell the fatal story of the crew that flew REPULSER on "The Night Of The Intruders" and what happened 66 years later

June 1944 - An article is published about 3 friends who invented a new form of transport in order to get around the base and out and about. But who were these friends and what happened to them after the war? Find out as we share their stories
Hollis Clark 448th Bomb Group Seething Control Tower
F/O Hollis Andrew Taylor Clark

19th July 1944 at 03:30 - We tell the story of Flight Officer Clark's bravery when his Lancaster crashes near Seething
GI Brides of the 448th
After the war, there were over 70,000 GI Brides hoping to start a new life with their American Sweetheart. The brides embarked many challenges and some of their marriages didn't last but many did. Read about the GI Brides that married the men from the 448th Bomb Group.
Lt. Winter
Lt. Winter's Crew
17th November 1944 - Lt Winter and his crew arrived at Seething and stayed until the end of the war. Paul Misera was a gunner for his crew and in 2016 he gave an interview to the Pittsburgh News about his experience as a B24 gunner. Through this interview, we discovered the stories of his fellow crew and made contact with several of the families. All but one of the crew survived and we share their stories here.
Joseph McConnelll
The boy who wanted to fly
The story of Joseph McConnell is a remarkable journey filled with ambition, courage, and a determination to fly. With an unwavering desire to become a pilot, he faced challenges and detours during the war as he was assigned to be a navigator for the 448th Bomb Group. For years, his time at Seething remained shrouded in mystery due to the loss of his service records in the 1973 Archive Centre fire. However, through dedicated research, new insights into Joseph's life at Seething have emerged, revealing how he eventually rose to become one of the most celebrated Triple Ace pilots in history.
Julius LeRoy Engdahl
The 1st man to complete 30 missions
11th May 1944 - Julius Leroy Engdahl was the first pilot at Seething to complete 30 missions. Read his story here.
George Dickinson 448th Bomb Group Seething Control Tower
Replacement Crew #25
27th June 1944 - We tell the story of this lucky crew and their 30 completed missions. Find out what happened to them after the war.
Metfield explosion
The Bomb dump explosion
15th July 1944 - On the afternoon of July 15th an explosion was heard and felt by many people miles away from each other! But where did the explosion happen and what happened? Read the accounts of what happen.
b24 Our Honey 448th Bomb Group Seething Control Tower
Aircraft 42-50820
6th November 1944 - We tell the fatal story of the crew that flew B24 liberator 42-50820 and the twist to their story.
Captain Richard Grace
The Hollywood Stuntman
March 1945 - Captain Richard Grace was an aviation stuntman for Hollywood movies during the 1920's and 1930's. When the U.S entered World War II Richard wanted to fly combat but he was disqualified. However, that didn't stop him. Read his story on how Richard became the oldest combat pilot in the Eighth Air Force.
Robert E Hudson 448th bomb group
The last 448th man to die in the war
21st February 1944 - Robert E. Hudson and his crew are attacked during their mission to  Germany, resulting in them fighting for lives to get back to Seething.  Read their heroic story here.
Edna Peasley
Edna Peasley
March 1945 - Edna has joined the American Red Cross and was sent to England. An entry in the Squadron diary mentions Edna but no other information. So who was Edna Peasley and why was she at Station 146, Seething - home of the 448th Bomb Group.
Joseph Longo 448th bomb group
A 46 year wait
1992 - Joseph James Longo was awarded a medal - a medal that took 46 years to come to him. Joseph Longo finally received his Distinguished Flying Cross that he had achieved back in 1945. So who was Joseph and why did it take 46 years for him to be awarded such an award?
Russell Stutman
The Mystery of the Ring
2010 - Ann was taking some photos of the contents in a displayed cabinet and stumbled across a ring that was found near the bomb dump at Seething. The tower had no information about it except a name; Russell Stutzman. So Ann decided to find Russell Stutzman. Read the exclusive here....
More stories to watch

Remembrance Sunday

8th November 2020 - Ann told the stories of 10 men from the 715 squadron who lost their lives in service. List out for the twist in the tale

Sgt James Hardin

We tell the story of Sgt James Hardin who was a member of the B24 Repulser on the fatal mission of 22nd April 1944

Lt. Leroy endahl

We tell the story of Lt. Julius Leroy Endahl who was the first 448th man to complete 30 missions by the 11th May 1944

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