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B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group were the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel...

  • 850th Bomb Squadron
  • 861st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Cyrus Aidala

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 6/29/44 in crash of B-24 Little Warrior near Fallersleben

  • Sidney Benson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 493rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 29 June 1944 when B-24, 'Little Warrior,' crashed near Fallersleben.

  • Walter Boykowski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 29 June 1944 in B-24 'Little Warrior. '

  • Billy Gomillion

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 493rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 29 June 1944 in B-24 #4294812 'Little Warrior. '

  • John Hansen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 493rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 29 June 1944 AM/ PH

  • Sylvanus Haskell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 29 June 1944 in B-24 #4294812 'Little Warrior. '

  • Jerome Levy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 493rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in B-24 Little Warrior #4294812 that was hit by flak and crashed near Fallersleben ...

  • John Oling

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 492nd Bomb Group
    Flew B-24H #4294812 'Little Warrior' and chose the Indian nose art for the Liberator

  • Vernon Polzin

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 29 June 1944 in B-24 #4294812 'Little Warrior'

  • John Sanders

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 29 June 1944 in B-24 #4294810 'Little Warrior. '

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Missions

  • 447

    29 June 1944

Places

  • Debach

    Military site : airfield
    Debach was one of the last Eighth Air Force heavy bomber bases to be completed. It was built by the 820th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) between late '43 and early '44. Pronounced locally as 'Deb-idge', the base was built to a class A standard with...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 29 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 March 2016 01:34:19 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, markings, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 6721 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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