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837th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

Structure

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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

  • Emile Abadie

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-24 #4252651. Evaded.

  • Anthony Abatsis

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Flew on B-24 'Satan's Lady'

  • Harvin Abrahamson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 487th Bomb Group

  • Richard Adams

    Military | Private | Truck Driver | 487th Bomb Group

  • Rex Adamson

    Military | Waist Gunner | 487th Bomb Group

  • Donald Agee

    Military | Gunner | 487th Bomb Group

  • Max Alcar

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 487th Bomb Group
    Flew on B-17G #44-6307 'Blonde Bomber'

  • James Alder

    Military | Gunner | 487th Bomb Group

  • John Alessandrine

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer | 487th Bomb Group
    B-17G #43-37735 'My Gal Ellen'

  • Max Alkire

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 November 1944 in B-17 #446307 'Blonde Bomber. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Aircraft

  • 42-30298 Ragin Red II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/5/43; Gore 24/5/43; Smoky Hill 29/5/43; Dow Fd 3/6/43; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-M] Kimbolton 13/6/43 TENDER TIT TILLIE, then RAGIN' RED II; transferred 837BS/487BG [4F] Lavenham 15/7/44; 78th Fighter Wing 24/10/44; transferred...

  • 42-52651

    B-24 Liberator

  • 43-37805

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/44; Hunter 3/6/44; Dow Fd 27/6/44; Assigned 837BS/487BG [4F-A] Lavenham 28/6/44; Missing in Action Berlin 6/8/44 with Jay Hatfield, Co-pilot: Clarry McGinn, ntg-John Taber, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dick Conway, Radio...

  • 43-37923 Naughty Marietta

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/6/44; Kearney 16/6/44; Grenier 2/7/44; Assigned 837BS/487BG [4F-P] Lavenham 3/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 11/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 13/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 9/12/45.

  • 43-38044 Piccadilly Lilley

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/6/44; Kearney 29/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-L] Bassingbourn 13/7/44; transferred 837BS/487BG [4F-D] Lavenham 14/7/44; Missing in Action Chemnitz 6/2/45 with Cecil Parker, Tom Floyd, Leroy Enders, Floyd Pointon,...

  • 43-38260

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/7/44; Kearney 23/7/44; Grenier 7/8/44; Assigned 837BS/487BG [4F-A] Lavenham 9/8/44; Missing in Action Kassel 22/9/44 with Lynn Smith (Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Chas Huber, Navigator: Leon Davis, Bombardier: George Hubbard,...

  • 44-6307

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 29/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned 837BS/487BG [4F-K] Lavenham 14/7/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 25/11/44 with Craig Shields, Bob Meier, Dennis Carey, Jim Peyton, Max Alkire, Jim Brooks, Virgil Drake, John Marthaler, Cliff Pflieger ...

  • 44-6315 Fearless Fosdick

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 29/6/44; Grenier 12/7/44; Assigned 837BS/487BG [4F-L] Lavenham 14/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 10/7/45; Independence 12/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 16/12/45. FEARLESS FOSDICK.

  • 44-6913

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 16/12/44; Grenier 3/1/45; Assigned 837BS/487BG Lavenham 5/2/45; Missing in Action Brandenburg 10/4/45 with Ed Sell, Ben Hauck, Luther Robinson, John Peters, Bob Brownstein, Solomon Snyder (6 Prisoner of War); Jim McKinney, George...

  • 44-8746

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/12/44; Hunter 8/1/45; Grenier 2/2/45; Assigned 837BS/487BG Lavenham 20/2/45; 838BS; Missing in Action Orannienburg 15/3/45 with Joe Conwill, Cecil McNeish, Jerome Moderski, Clarry Randall (4 Killed in Action); Birtrum Lindquist,...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 10:49:37 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added

Date Contributor Update
27 January 2015 03:11:02 MightySW Changes to media associations
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Grandson Harry L. Corbin, 'Naughty Muietta', UPN-2839 Ardmore OK

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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