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"S/Sgt J W Cavenaugh aerial gunner of the 490th Bomb Group, wears the Distinguished Flying Cross presented to him on 7-Dec-44 at an airbase in England."



  • 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. ...

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb 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...

  • 849th Bomb Squadron


  • James Cavanaugh

    Military | Sergeant | Aerial Gunner
    Member of McMullen crew. Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.


Date Contributor Update
19 March 2018 18:55:50 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations