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493rd Bomb Group Museum

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Units

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group was 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 Elbert...

Locations

  • 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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 17:22:35 usxpat Created entry with caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Photos taken 5 September 2012, Gary Atkins

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 17:22:35 usxpat Changes to place associations
Sources

Photos taken 5 September 2012, Gary Atkins

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