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847th Bomb Squadron

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

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Aircraft

  • 41-29515

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-50897

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-94832

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-94834

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-94858

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-94913 'Pregnant Peggy'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 844BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Mainz, Germany. Lost control due to prop wash from lead aircraft and pancaked onto B-24 42-94903 'Bomber's Moon', both A/C fell out of the sky. Two crew from each ship parachuted...

  • 42-94947 The Betty-Jim

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-94759 'The Sharon D'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 847BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 845BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 703BS, 445BG, 8AF USAAF.

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Date Contributor Update
12 July 2019 23:41:07 Apple1923 Changes to media associations
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Tom Burton, nephew of Robert R. Butler, Jr.

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 10:51:23 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:51 AAM AAM ingest
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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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