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Lt Edward C Unger and Colonel Huglin's crew of the 486th Bombardment Group in England. 6-Nov-44 (100th mission for 486th Bomb Group).

Rear L-R: Lt John Belay, Lt Dan Dennis, Lt Edward C Unger, Colonel Harold Q Huglin, Lt Reinhardt Zirbel.

Front L-R: Lt Dick Jacobsen, S/Sgt Walter Griffith, T/Sgt Jack Boyce, Sgt John Mcbride, Lt George Moller.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 834th Bomb Squadron


  • John Belay

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator
    Member of Unger crew.

  • Jack Boyce

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner
    Member of Unger crew

  • Daniel Dennis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Crew led 8AF Jan. 1,1945-Col. Overing Mission Commander DFC; Air Medal w 4/Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Walter Griffith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight engineer
    Member of Unger crew

  • Harold Huglin

    Military | General | Pilot
    Ops Officer of the 3rd BW in Feb, 1943 ...

  • Richard Jacobson

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot / Fighter pilot
    Member of Unger crew

  • John McBride

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Member of Unger crew

  • George Moller

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Member of Unger crew

  • Edward Unger

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    Assigned to 834BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Ferried B-17 #43-37716 '5-Grand' to ETO. ...

  • Reinheart Zirbel

    Military | Lieutenant | Pathfinder Navigator
    Member of Unger crew


Date Contributor Update
23 January 2018 21:02:24 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations