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813th Bomb Squadron

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

Connections

People

  • Edmond Aiken

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 482nd Bomb Group
    Flew on first daylight bombing mission to Berlin 4 Mar 1944

  • Andrew Allison

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 482nd Bomb Group
    KIS in B-17F #42-5793 crashed at Brome, Suffolk, en route to leading the 100th Bomb Group. He was the PFF plane, sent to lead the group. This group was a 'secret' group that flew on special OSS missions. DFC, AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • William Altekruse

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 482nd Bomb Group
    Hit by flak and exploded in mid-air on a mission to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt on 4 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-5909. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William Anderson

    Military | Major | Pilot | 482nd Bomb Group
    Major William Anderson was Commanding Officer of the 813th Bomb Squadron. He was pilot of B-17E Serial 41-9051 on a navigational training exercise to Turnhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland as final destination on 14 Sept 43. The B-17 somehow flew off course by...

  • Walter Bagot

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 November 1944 in B-17 #4337846 'Phony Express. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Eugene Baillie

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 482nd Bomb Group
    Hit by flak and exploded in mid-air on a mission to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt on 4 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-5909. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Clarence Ballagh

    Military | First Lieutenant | passenger | 482nd Bomb Group
    Clarence Ballagh was on board of B-17E Serial 41-9051 on a navigational training exercise to Turnhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland as final destination on 14 Sept 43. Piloted by Captain William C. Anderson, CO of 813th BS, the B-17 somehow flew off course by...

  • Robert Barnes

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 482nd Bomb Group
    Hit by flak and exploded in mid-air on a mission to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt on 4 Feb 1944 in B-17F 42-5909. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Ellsworth Beans

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 482nd Bomb Group
    Flew on first daylight bombing raid to Berlin 4 Mar 1944.

  • Amos Behl

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 482nd Bomb Group
    KIS in B-17F #42-5793 crashed at Brome, Suffolk, en route to leading the 100th Bomb Group. He was the PFF plane, sent to lead the group. ...

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Aircraft

  • 41-24359

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 301BG Westover 8/9/42; instead of assignment to 12AF, Italy transferred to Chelveston 16/9/42; 813BS/305BG Grafton Underwood/Chelveston 25/11/42, sent to pathfinder base RAF Wyton of installation of Oboe Mk I radar equipment; 325BS/92BG [NV-F]...

  • 41-9051 Flaming Mayme

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 342BS/97BG Polebrook 3/42; 327BS/92BG Bovingdon, then 326BS [UX-O] (?407)] /9/42; col with 41-9021 in taxi accident with Roland Sargeant 25/6/43; repaired and transferred 813BS/482BG Alconbury 1/9/43; detailed UK navigation operation 14/9/43,...

  • 42-30328

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/5/43; Gore 18/5/43; Gr Isle 4/6/43; Cheyenne 9/6/43; Smoky Hill 12/6/43; Dow Fd 27/6/43; Assigned 92BG Alconbury 7/8/43; transferred 813BS/482BG [PC-B] with Oboe Mk I radar Alconbury 25/8/43; then to Royal Aircraft Establishment...

  • 42-30613

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/6/43; Gore 30/6/43; Gr Isle 16/7/43; Dalhart 20/7/43; Gr Isle 26/7/43; Assigned 813BS/482BG [PC-J] Alconbury with Oboe Mk I radar 10/43; transferred 535BS/381BG [MS-S] Ridgewell 28/2/44; crashed on take off for Oldenburg 8/4/44...

  • 42-31166

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/9/43; MAT COM Wright Fd 10/10/43; Langley 6/12/43; Assigned 813BS/482BG [PC-K] fitted with Oboe Mk II radar Alconbury 22/11/43; transferred 545BS/384BG [JD-Z] Grafton Underwood 5/2/44; t/o as spare for a mission, but mechanical...

  • 42-3357

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 21/5/43; Dow Fd 5/6/43; Assigned with H2S radar scanner installed 813BS/482BG [PC-S] Alconbury 1/7/43; Missing in Action Frankfurt 8/2/44 with Joe Gold, Co-pilot: Warren Cosby, Bombardier: Bob Felsberg, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-3358

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 19/5/43; Presque Is 8/8/43; Assigned (H2S) 813BS/482BG [PC- ] with Oboe Mk I radar Alconbury 28/8/43; transferred MTO; Returned to the USA Morrison 14/11/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge...

  • 42-3382

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 1/6/43; Presque Is 7/8/43; Assigned 360BS/303BG Molesworth 12/8/43; transferred 369BS/306BG [WW-S] Thurleigh 22/2/44; on training flight9/5/44 with Ralph Clark, Co-pilot: Capt John Kelly, Navigator: Ralph Zimmerman, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-3385

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 1/6/43; Dow Fd 1/7/43; Assigned (Oboe MkI radar) 407BS/92BG [PY-K] Alconbury 11/8/43; transferred 813BS/482BG [PC-C] Alconbury 25/8/43 with Oboe Mk I radar; to 9AAF Stansted 5/2/44.

  • 42-3521

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 20/3/43; Lowry 17/8/43; Assigned 813BS/482BG [PC-L] Alconbury with Oboe Mk I radar 8/9/43; transferred 367BS/306BG [GY-A] Thurleigh 22/2/44; AFSC Stansted 12/5/44; Returned to the USA St Paul 12/6/44; transferred USN [34106] Rome, NY...

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Citations

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2019 16:52:46 Emily Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Freeman, Mighty Eighth War Manual, p161

Date Contributor Update
17 August 2016 10:28:36 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details 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

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:54:21 rossingtonj Changes to type
Sources

Type added.

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 / 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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