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Sabatine J Branco

Military

Flew 34 combat missions from 1/8/45 to 4/21/45. Most of them in a B-17G 'Dinah-Mite' #44-8694.

Service

Units served with

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    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

Aircraft

  • 44-8694 Dinah Mite

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 26/11/44; Dow Fd 16/12/44; Assigned 839BS/487BG Lavenham 2/2/45; damaged in mid-air collision force landed Peterborough, Northnts, with Chas Sicaro 4/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 12/6/45; Sth Plains 17/6/45; Reconstruction...

Missions

  • 787

    8 January 1945

  • 791

    13 January 1945

  • 792

    14 January 1945

  • 796

    16 January 1945

  • 799

    18 January 1945

  • 804

    21 January 1945

  • 814

    1 February 1945

  • 818

    3 February 1945

  • 821

    6 February 1945

  • 8th Air Force 823B FIGHTER STRAFFING

    8 February 1945
    A combined force of 414 heavy bombers (150 B-17s and 264 B-24s)from 1st, 2nd and 4rd Air Divisions are assembled, but the entire despatch is recalled before leaving the English coast. There are no losses or claims. Because the mission was recalled, it...

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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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Camden, New Jersey 6 April 1905
Enlisted
Enlisted

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 December 2019 16:47:19 Richard Branco Changes to media associations
Sources

S. J. Branco photos

Date Contributor Update
25 December 2019 16:45:48 Richard Branco Changes to media associations
Sources

S. J. Branco photos

Date Contributor Update
25 December 2019 16:34:30 Richard Branco Changes to mission associations
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missions

Date Contributor Update
25 December 2019 16:17:20 Richard Branco Changes to nickname and awards
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awards

Date Contributor Update
25 December 2019 16:13:07 Richard Branco Changes to place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

My father's info

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit History / http://www.487thbg.org/Photos/DeSelmsCrew.shtml , http://www.487thbg.org/Photos/DinahMite.shtml

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