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Robert M Allard



Units served with

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

  • 839th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Lavenham

    Military site : airfield
    Lavenham was built as a standard USAAF bomber airfield, with fifty hardstandings, T2 hangars and 2,000 and 1,400 feet runways. John Laing and Son Ltd. carried out the work in 1943, and the airfield opened in April 1944. The 487th Bomb Group occupied...


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Date Contributor Update
19 December 2014 10:35:37 IWMPM Changes to role

487th BG

'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces. Volume 3. ETO Area - April 1944 - June 1944'. Bishop, Stan D & Hey, John A. Bishop Book Productions. 2009. ISBN 978-0-9547685-3-9

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:51 AAM AAM ingest

Combat Sup, Unit Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia