845th Squadron Engineering Maintenance Staff - 489th Bomb Group - Halesworth - Station 365 in front of The Sharon D.
L to R: Lt. Richard Lang, Engineering Officer; - M / Sgt. Samuel Slotkin, Technical Inspecter; - M / Sgt. Edward Muszynski, flight chief; - S / Sgt. Frank Heafner, Flight chief; - T / Sgt. Lawrence Davanzo, Flight Chief, - M / Sgt. Carol Ashley, line chief; - Lt. William Bradbury, Assistant Engineering Officer.
The 489th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Halesworth, Suffolk, for several months from May 1944 until later in the year. The Group flew tactical missions in support of ground forces in northern France. It was in this tactical role that the crews...
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot; Group Commanding Officer
On 5 June 1944, Col. Vance was the command pilot on the 44th BG's B-24' Missori Sue' for this his second mission in the ETO. The plane was severly damaged by flak, Vance's right foot was shot off, but he was so intent on getting the rest of the crew...
Assigned to 847BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 845BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 703BS, 445BG, 8AF USAAF.