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844th Bomb Squadron

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  • 489th Bomb Group

    489th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 489th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Halesworth, Suffolk, for several months from May 1944 until later in the year. The Group flew tactical missions in support of ground forces in northern France. It was in this tactical role that the crews...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Halesworth

Connections

People

  • Sidney Abelson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 489th Bomb Group
    B-24H #42-94888 'Special Delivery II' collided with another B-24 on return from a mission to Kassel. KOM

  • Jw Abernathy

    Military | Corporal | 489th Bomb Group

  • Willis Abrams

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    35 missions. AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Clair Acker

    Military | Private First Class | 489th Bomb Group

  • James Adams

    Military | Corporal | Flight Engineer | 489th Bomb Group

  • Herman Adels

    Military | Master Sergeant | Ground Crew | 489th Bomb Group

  • Charles Adelsperger

    Military | Corporal | 489th Bomb Group

  • Raymond Aden

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 489th Bomb Group

  • John Aiken

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 489th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 10/19/44 in B-24 'Bombers Moon' #4294903

  • John Aiken

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 489th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 844BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Mainz, Germany. Mid air collision with B-24 42-94913, both A/C fell out of the sky. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 9636. Awards: PH.

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Aircraft

  • 41-28818

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-51283

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-94826

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 844BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to St Cyr airfield, France. A/C sustained severe damage from flak whilst attacking the target. The only operable controls were one rudder and elevator. The pilots and crew managed to...

  • 42-94903

    B-24 Liberator

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 10:49:17 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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