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832nd Bomb Squadron

Squadron

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  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Sudbury (Acton)

Connections

People

  • Luverne Abendroth

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 3rd Scouting Force
    Assigned to 832BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 3rd Scouting Force. Ended Tour Duty (ETD).

  • William Abington

    Military | 486th Bomb Group

  • Dearl Adams

    Military | 486th Bomb Group

  • E Adams

    Military | Lieutenant | 486th Bomb Group

  • Melvin Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 43-37948. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Buford Addington

    Military | Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Member of Hull crew

  • Robert Adkins

    Military | 486th Bomb Group

  • John Ahterton

    Military | Ball Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Member of Fitzsimmons crew

  • George Alameda

    Military | Corporal | Airplane and Engine Mechanic | 486th Bomb Group
    EAME Ribbon/ Silver Star/ Bronze Star/ Good Conduct Medal/ Overseas Bar

  • Wayne Albartus

    Military | 486th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-50345

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-52764 'Mike' ' Spirit of LSU'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 832nd Bomb Squadron, 486th Bomb Group, 8th AF USAAF. Named after LSU's mascot Mike the Tiger, as its regular pilot Lt Alfred Sanders was a former track star at the Louisiana State University. Failed to Return (FTR) raid to Luztkendorf,...

  • 43-37820 trappist tear

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/5/44; Kearney 7/6/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned 832BS/486BG [4N-A] Sudbury 28/6/44; 833BS [3R-T]; [75m Missing in Action Brandenburg 10/4/45 with Melvin Thaler, Carl Oestreich, Don Wheeler, Art Greenfield togg), Neal Fielder, Chas...

  • 43-37909

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/6/44; Kearney 16/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned 832BS/486BG [3R-B] Sudbury 3/7/44; {3m} Missing in Action Hamburg 4/8/44 with Harvey Walthall, Co-pilot: Bill Myers, Bombardier: Howard Graham, Radio Operator: Ken Faber, Ball turret...

  • 43-37928

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/6/44; Kearney 19/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned 851BS/490BS Eye 2/7/44; transferred 832BS/486BG [3R-S] Sudbury 10/44; 43m crash landed base with Bob Snure 18/4/45; taxi accident with Art Gottleib at Meeks Fd, Iceland en route home...

  • 43-37942 Flippy aka The Blue Fairy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/6/44; Kearney 19/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned 832BS/486BG [3R-J] Sudbury 2/7/44; force landed Woodbridge EMG with Merle Dibble 3/1/45, crew OK; detailed Mainz 27/9/44 with George Goodman, Co-pilot: Fred Stehle, drn-Bill Winship,...

  • 43-37948

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/6/44; Kearney 20/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned 837BS/487BG Lavenham 9/7/44; transferred 833BS/486BG [2N-T] Sudbury 27/10/44; {7m} Missing in Action Merseburg 30/11/44 with Woodrow Cornelison, Herman Sigal, Ernie Glass, Bob Volkman,...

  • 43-38140

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/6/44; Kearney 11/7/44; Grenier 16/7/44; Assigned 832BS/486BG [3R-S] Sudbury 17/7/44; 16m Missing in Action Merseburg 2/11/44 with Albt Pierce, Corbin Willis, Bob Lansche, Howard Butler, Ken Mulllen (5 Prisoner of War); Neil...

  • 43-38145

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/6/44; Kearney 11/7/44; Grenier 17/7/44; Assigned 832BS/486BG [3R-N] Sudbury 18/7/44; {4m} Missing in Action Hamburg 4/8/44 with Leland Harper, Co-pilot: Harry Scully (2 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Hugh White, Bombardier:...

  • 44-8499

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 26/9/44; Grenier 5/11/44; Assigned 832BS/486BG [3R-T] Sudbury 17/11/44; {1m} battle damaged Merseburg 30/11/44 with Howard Heinz, Don Landeck, Leo Myers, Dick Lopez (4 Killed in Action); Bob Cole, Walter Wright, John Brock, Bob Allen ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 10:48:21 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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