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814th 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

Connections

People

  • Winfred Albee

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 392nd Bomb Group
    B-24H #42-7669 crashed near Gissing, Norfolk after mid-air collision during assembly on mission to Frankfurt on 29 Jan 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Joseph Avendano

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 482nd Bomb Group
    Avendano took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-24192) ...

  • Clement Bird

    Military | Major | Pilot | 482nd Bomb Group
    john connor's interview with Bird

  • David Blackwelder

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer | 482nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak after getting lost on a flight to lead a PFF flight from Seething and attempting to land at Bergen, Holland and crashed along the Bergenswerg in B-24H #42-7645 on 2 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Marion Blaney

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Assistant Radio Operator | 392nd Bomb Group
    B-24H #42-7669 crashed near Gissing, Norfolk after mid-air collision during assembly on mission to Frankfurt on 29 Jan 1944. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Thomas Byrnes

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 482nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak after getting lost on a flight to lead a PFF flight from Seething and attempting to land at Bergen, Holland and crashed along the Bergenswerg in B-24H #42-7645 on 2 Mar 1944. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Horace Cooper

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Communications Chief | 482nd Bomb Group
    In charge of ground communications . Flew to Paris on the 'Paris Express'as radio operator 20 Mar 45 B-17 Developed QGH proceedure letting down bombers in fog and heavy rain before radar. ETO ribbon w 6 bronze stars/good conduct medal/victory medal

  • John Flora

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Aerial Photographer | 482nd Bomb Group
    30 missions with Pathfinders. Shot down but made it back to England with underground. All missions were memorable. DFC; Air Medal, w silver cluster

  • Frank Friedland

    Military | Corporal | 482nd Bomb Group

  • Thomas Grohman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 482nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak after getting lost on a flight to lead a PFF flight from Seething and attempting to land at Bergen, Holland and crashed along the Bergenswerg in B-24H #42-7645 on 2 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Aircraft

  • 42-7645

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-40743 'Zebra'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D Liberator #42-40743 567th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF. Aircraft took part in the 1st Aug 43 low-level mission to Ploesti, Romania, piloted by Dale L Sisson, returned safely to Libya. ...

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Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 10:21:02 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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