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The insignia of the 863rd Bomb Squadron, 493rd Bomb Group.

This is actually the insignia of the 13th Antisubmarine Squadron. when the US Navy took over A/S duties the 13th became the new 493rd BG, 863rd bombardment squadron. the "patch", a cat carrying a bomb over water, was never adopted by the 863rd BS and was worn only by the original members of the squadron that had previously served with the 13th Antisubmarine squadron.

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

The insignia of the 863rd Bomb Squadron, 493rd Bomb Group.

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  • 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...

  • 863rd Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2020 19:05:12 Darren Jelley Changes to caption
Sources

493rd BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
01 September 2020 17:38:03 Darren Jelley Changes to caption
Sources

493rd BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:35:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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