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653rd Bomb Squadron

Squadron

Structure

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  • 25th Bomb Group

    25th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...

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People

  • Elias Bacha

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 25th Bomb Group
    Participated in the Frantic Joe mission to USSR. His parents were from Russia and he was fluent in the language.

  • Warren Barber

    Military | 25th Bomb Group

  • Howard Baughman

    Military | 25th Bomb Group

  • Wendell Biggers

    Military | 25th Bomb Group

  • Thomas Blood

    Military | 25th Bomb Group

  • Warren Borges

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He flew 35 missions from May/June to December 1944 in the 306th BG. Then flew Mosquitos Mark XVI from December 1944 to August 1945 for photo and Weather Recon in the 25th BG, 653/654 BS.

  • Bernard Boucher

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    Missing in Action (MIA) on 25 Mar 1945 on Mosquito bluestocking weather mission over Germany.

  • Hugh Bozarth

    Military | Major | Commanding Officer | 25th Bomb Group
    The 653rd Squadron flew 1131 meteorological flights to designated positions over the continent and were code named "bluestocking. " They served all allied armed services; 97 per cent were rated by the 8th as good, excellent or superior.

  • Chester Budysz

    Military | Sergeant | 25th Bomb Group

  • Rolland Bushner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    Missions: 1944 - Aug 9 Saarbrucken; 12 Mourmelon sur Marne; 14 Dole/Tauaux/ 16 Madgeburg; 24 Hanover; 26 Dulmen; 30 Mainz; Sep 9 Mainz; 10 Ulm; 11 Madgeburg; Oct 5 Lippstadt; 7 Madgeburg; 9 Koblenz; 22 Hamm; 26 Bottrop; 30 Hamburg; Nov 5 Karlsruhe; 10...

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Aircraft

  • NS533

    Mosquito
    Misidentified and shot down by a USAAF P-51 of the 357th Fighter Group at about 11:45 hrs. The Mustang pilot and his wingman climbed to engage from 23,000 feet and the Mosquito spun in from 29,000 feet. In the after action reports, both P-51 pilots...

  • NS635 'Patches'

    Mosquito
    Landing Accident - RAF Watton, 16/9/45 - Minor damage - pilot Robert L. Lee. ...

  • NS710

    Mosquito

  • NS758 Southern Belle

    Mosquito
    Landing accident, minor damage, repaired. 28/5/45. Pilot Harry E Flok.

  • NS739 Pamelia

    Mosquito
    Struck Off Charge, 30/9/47.

  • NS519

    Mosquito
    Crashed on Take off - cleared Watton base perimeter - Morton M Hunt [Pilot], 27/12/44.

  • RG146

    Mosquito
    Struck Off Charge 11/2/46.

  • NS594

    Mosquito
    Substantially damaged on 28/01/1945 in a landing accident Watton [AAF 376], when it ground looped. Robert W James (pilot).

  • NS514

    Mosquito
    Take off accident. Malcolm J Macleod (pilot) USAAF. RAF Tangmere, Sussex, 22/10/44. Written off Damaged Beyond Repair.

  • MM345

    Mosquito
    Damaged on 8th Sept 1944 at USAAF station 376, RAF Watton in a landing accident whilst being piloted by Robert C Grimes. Ground looped at RAF Watton. Class 3 damage. 20/2/45 - Warren C. DAVIS (pilot) USAAF. Written Off after substantial damage...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 April 2015 03:13:45 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
Sources

my photo

Date Contributor Update
04 January 2015 12:51:02 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft associations
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USAAF Photo.

Date Contributor Update
02 January 2015 16:12:19 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft associations
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USAAF Photo.

Date Contributor Update
30 December 2014 06:49:52 Al_Skiff Changes to unit encompassing associations
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http://aviation-safety.net

Date Contributor Update
30 December 2014 06:48:58 Al_Skiff Changes to unit encompassing associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://aviation-safety.net

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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