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  • 483rd Bomb Group

    483rd Bomb Group

    'As part of the 15th Air Force in WWII, the 483rd Bombardment Group (H) played a significant role in the eventual defeat of Germany's forces. Its four combat squadrons, the 815th, 816th, 817th and 840th flew a total of 5,623 sorties from 12 April 1944...

  • 817th Bomb Squadron


  • Thomas Reinhardt

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Born February 22, 1922 New Orleans, La. 1st Lt. assigned to 15 AAF, 483rd BG, 817 SQ as Navigator to aircraft 44-6329. Arrived Sterparone, Italy 19, July 1944 began combat mission 21, July 1944. Flew 50 missions over targets including Brux, Ploesti,...


  • 44-6329

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 5/7/44; Grenier 12/7/44; Assigned 817BS/483BG Sterparone 17/7/44; Returned to the USA 1103 BU Morrison 18/9/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 18/12/45.


Date Contributor Update
10 December 2016 15:03:44 reinharm Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations

Michael E. Reinhardt