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836th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

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  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Lavenham

Connections

People

  • Jerome Abramowitz

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 487th Bomb Group
    Flew on B-17 #42-98014.

  • Almon Adams

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 487th Bomb Group

  • Edwin Adams

    Military | Co-Pilot | 487th Bomb Group

  • James Akerman

    Military | Master Sergeant | Crew Chief | 487th Bomb Group
    Crew Chief on B-17G #44-8444 'Treble Four' EAME Medal w/1 bronze star/ 1 silver star/ 2 overseas service bars/Good conduct medal

  • James Akers

    Military | Gunner | 487th Bomb Group

  • Stanley Alden

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 487th Bomb Group

  • Arthur Allard

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 487th Bomb Group
    24 missions from September 1944 to April 1945. Flew as Squadron Leader on last 5 missions. DFC/ AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • John Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 487th Bomb Group
    B-24 #42-52767 'My Gal Eileen.

  • Benedict Andrew

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Flight Engineer | 487th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) when B-17G #43-38926 'Weary Willie' piloted by Lieutenant William J. Waldron was attacked by fighters.

  • Fred Armeni

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Flew on B-24 #42-52580 'Tailwind'.

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Aircraft

  • 41-28822

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-102497

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/3/44; Hunter 10/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 836BS/487BG [2G-A] Lavenham 1/5/44; Missing in Action Darmstadt 24/12/44 with Willard Curtiss, Frank Callaghen, Salvaged Saporito (3 Killed in Action); Tom Collins, Ed Ghezzi, Jim...

  • 42-107188 Ramp Rooster

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 18/3/44; Kearney 29/3/44; Dow Fd 6/4/44; Assigned 602BS/398BG [K8-G] Nuthampstead 5/5/44; (42m) Missing in Action Bingen, Ger 29/12/44 with Mahlon Erickson, Navigator: Paul Nachtwey, Radio Operator: Claiborne Graves, Ball turret gunner:...

  • 42-52609

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-97398

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/2/44; Kearney 16/3/44; Dow Fd 3/4/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-C] Bassingbourn 7/4/44; transferred 836BS/487BG [2G] Lavenham 8/4/44; Missing in Action Misburg 31/12/44 with Claude Gatlin, Frank Uber, Harry Smathers, Melvin Bybee,...

  • 43-37569

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/4/44; Kearney 11/5/44; Grenier 27/5/44; Assigned 836BS/487BG [2G-P] Lavenham 30/5/44; 839BS [R5-P]; Missing in Action Darmstadt 24/12/44 with Ira Ball, Gordon Tomea, Warren Parks, Bob Lull, Duffy Gaudin, John Conery (6 Killed in...

  • 43-37840

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/5/44; Kearney 6/6/44; Grenier 26/6/44. ...

  • 43-37877

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/5/44; Hunter 12/6/44; Dow Fd 3/7/44; Assigned 379BG Kimbolton 19/6/44; transferred 837BS/487BG Lavenham 4/7/44; 836BS [2G-E]; Missing in Action Zeitz 30/11/44 with Lloyd Kersten, Henry Gerland, Arnold Shegal, John Eberhart,...

  • 43-38037 Liberty Belle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Cheyenne 19/6/44; Kearney 28/6/44; Dow Fd 11/7/44; Assigned 836BS/487BG Lavenham 13/7/44; Missing in Action Bielefeld 30/9/44 with Ray Jackson, Co-pilot: Theo Sherrill, Navigator: Ed Plevak, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Laverne Nelson, Ball...

  • 43-38154

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/6/44; Kearney 11/7/44; Grenier 15/7/44; Assigned 836BS/487BG [2G-G] Lavenham 18/7/44; Missing in Action Beilefeld, Ger 30/9/44 with Harry Oesch, Co-pilot: Wilburn Furr, Navigator: Henry Miller, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 10:49:41 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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