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812th Bomb Squadron

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  • 482nd Bomb Group

    482nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 482nd Bomb Group was a Pathfinder Group, which using radar-equipped aircraft to support bombing missions until March 1944. Aircraft from this Group went ahead of other Bombers and sent information back about the best routes to take and the extent...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Alconbury

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People

  • David Alford

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Command Pilot, Pilot, Command | 482nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak enroute to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt and again on the return on 4 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-3500. Most of crew baled out, pilot was wounded so LtCol Alford, the H2X operator, made a forced landing near Winterswijk, Holland. LtCol...

  • William Altemus

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Armorer | 482nd Bomb Group
    Pres Unit Cit/Amer Defense/ACEA,APC,Victory Medal,Good Conduct, Army of Occupation WWII

  • Henry Arrowsmith

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 482nd Bomb Group

  • John Baber

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 482nd Bomb Group
    Fell out of formation after bombing target at Diepholz, GR on 21 Feb 1944 with trouble in two engines and unable to feather the props in B-17F #42-30280 'Crazy Horse'. Later attacked by FW190 and crashed near Bunschoten, Holland. Prisoner of War (POW)....

  • William Barrett

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 482nd Bomb Group
    Completed 8 Combat missions with the 95th. Had to abort 1 mission w/ 482nd due to engine trouble. B-17 loaded with incendiary bomb cluster. Had to repin each cluster before landing. Shot down 21 February 1944 on 10th mission & had to bail out over...

  • William Barrett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier, Observer | 482nd Bomb Group
    Fell out of formation after bombing target at Diepholz, GR on 21 Feb 1944 with trouble in two engines and unable to feather the props in B-17F #42-30280 'Crazy Horse'. Later attacked by FW190 and crashed near Bunschoten, Holland. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • James Billingsley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 482nd Bomb Group
    damaged an FW 190

  • Gerald Binks

    Military | Captain | Command Pilot, Pilot, Mission | 482nd Bomb Group
    Fell out of formation after bombing target at Diepholz, GR on 21 Feb 1944 with trouble in two engines and unable to feather the props in B-17F #42-30280 'Crazy Horse'. Later attacked by FW190 and crashed near Bunschoten, Holland. Prisoner of War (POW)....

  • William Blake

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 482nd Bomb Group
    Fell out of formation after bombing target at Diepholz, GR on 21 Feb 1944 with trouble in two engines and unable to feather the props in B-17F #42-30280 'Crazy Horse'. Later attacked by FW190 and crashed near Bunschoten, Holland. Prisoner of War (POW)....

  • Clarence Blevins

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 482nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Halberstadt on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-3486. Killed in Action (KIA). Killed in Action (KIA)

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Aircraft

  • 42-29994

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/3/43; Smoky Hill 3/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 325BS/92BG [NV-K] Alconbury 25/4/43; transferred 812BS/482BG [MI-K] Alconbury 25/8/43; 360BS/303BG Molesworth 15/1/44; Salvaged 25/5/45.

  • 42-30280 Crazy Horse

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Boeing (by land) 17/6/43 (H2X); Wright Fd 5/7/43; Rome 21/7/43; Patterson 3/8/43; Kansas City 8/8/43; Gd Island 22/9/43; Assigned 812BS/482BG [MI-L] Alconbury 30/9/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 21/2/44 with Capt Gerald Binks (Com P, evd....

  • 42-3483 'Chopstick A-Able'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 20/6/43; Rome 7/8/43; Assigned with H2S 812BS/482BG [MI-A] Alconbury 10/43; 384BG Grafton Underwood 14/4/44; transferred 401BG Deenethorpe 17/4/44; became radio-relay with 8th Fighter Command 22/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 12/7...

  • 42-3486

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 10/7/43; Rome 24/7/43; Assigned 812BS/482BG [MI-D] Alconbury 22/9/43 (H2-X); Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Paul McGinnis, Co-pilot: Roy Peterson, Navigator: Clarry Bevins, John O’Brien ex nav, Bombardier: George Wylie,...

  • 42-3490

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 11/7/43; Grenier 18/8/43; Assigned 812BS/482BG [MI-F] 549BS/385BG [XA-] Alconbury 20/8/43 (H2-X); Missing in Action Berlin 21/6/44 with Matt Totter, Bill Lynch, Ernie Ven Der Heyden, Albt Strahle, Warren Rissmiller, Walter Lynch, Roy...

  • 42-3491

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 11/7/43; Grenier 18/8/43; Assigned 812BS/482BG [MI-G] Alconbury 20/8/43 (H2-X); Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Maj Fred Rabo, Co-pilot: John Morgan, Ball turret gunner: Bill Westcott, Waist gunner: Steve Keaton (4 Prisoner of War...

  • 42-3492 'Paper Doll'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 11/7/43; Grenier 18/8/43; Assigned 305BG Chelveston 27/9/43; transferred 812BS/482BG [MI-H] Alconbury 20/8/43 (H2-X); Returned to the USA Morrison 28/4/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 21/12...

  • 42-3500

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 16/7/43; Rome 6/8/43; Assigned 812BS/482BG [MI-J] Alconbury 9/43 (H2-X); Missing in Action Frankfurt 4/2/44 with Warren Bock{Wounded in Action}, Co-pilot: Glen Kofoed, Navigator: Dwight Lambert, Bombardier: Regis Murtha, Flight...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:53:35 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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