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Captain Earl W Reynolds. Pilot



  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb 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...

  • 861st Bomb Squadron


  • Earl Reynolds

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    After service in the US as an Operations Officer, Earl was assigned, with his crew, to the 493rd BG in March 1945. He flew 7 combat missions and participated in the Operation Chowhound food drops to Holland.


  • 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...

  • Little Walden

    Military site : airfield
    Little Walden was built as a Class A airfield suitable for American heavy bombers. The 409th Bomb Group, as part of the Ninth Air Force, was stationed at the base between March and September 1944, flying A-20 Havocs. ...


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30 May 2018 06:36:37 Darren Jelley Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

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