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  • 489th Bomb Group

    489th Bomb Group

    Group
    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...

People

  • Leon Vance

    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...

Aircraft

  • 42-94759 'The Sharon D'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 847BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 845BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 703BS, 445BG, 8AF USAAF.

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07 August 2020 13:30:07 Davidtags Militaria Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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