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848th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

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  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

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Stations

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Connections

People

  • Martin Abramovitz

    Military | Welder, combination | 490th Bomb Group

  • Harold Albrecht

    Military | 490th Bomb Group

  • Robert Alderman

    Military | Airplane Armorer-Gunner | 490th Bomb Group

  • Milton Allen

    Military | 490th Bomb Group

  • Robert Almack

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Davis E crew

  • Hugh Amann

    Military | Sergeant | Airplane Mechanic-Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Nunnelley crew

  • Irvin Amarnick

    Military | Radio Operator-Mechanic-Gunner | 490th Bomb Group

  • Theodore Ambrose

    Military | Corporal | Aerial Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Speronis crew

  • Thomas Amer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Holden crew

  • Orvil Ancet

    Military | Airplane Armorer-Gunner | 490th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 43-37884 PENSY-BELLE

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/6/44; Hunter 10/6/44; Dow Fd 30/6/44; Assigned 848BS/490BG Eye 1/7/44; Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 5/11/44 with Clarry Bridwell, Floyd Norman, Dick Colyer, Wendell Cole, Jack Provolt, Ed Longer, John Porterfield, Bob Joyce (8...

  • 43-37886

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/6/44; Kearney 18/6/44; with Joe Vacek force landed Cheyenne Fd, 21/6/44; Grenier 22/8/44; Assigned 848BS/490BG Eye 24/8/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 25/11/44 with Frank Delmerico, Gerald Lay, John Fitzgerald, Everett Gille,...

  • 43-38103

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/6/44; Hunter 15/7/44; Grenier 24/7/44; Assigned 848BS/490BG Eye 26/7/44; Missing in Action Nurnberg 5/4/45 with Chas Bates, Ellis Smith, John Ewald (3 Prisoner of War); Alfredo Aulicino, Jack Hamilton, Ray Conroy, Chas Anderson,...

  • 43-38180

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/7/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Grenier 20/7/44; Assigned 848BS/490BG Eye 22/7/44; Missing in Action Berlin 6/10/44 with Bill McLennan, Joe Bingham, Morris Chakansky, Len Smith (4 Prisoner of War); Art Bubendorf, Larry Grubisich, Bob Moyer,...

  • 43-38807

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 24/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 848BS/490BG Eye 17/10/44; battle damaged Mannheim 21/1/45 with ?; crash landed continent; Salvaged 4/2/45; Missing Air Crew Report 11770.

  • 43-39130

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 10/12/44; Dow Fd 17/12/44; Assigned 848BS/490BG Eye 19/12/44; Missing in Action Plauen 21/3/45 with Bill Audette, Ray Akeny, Bob Neuenschwander, Ted Chapin, Roy McGhee tg, Virgil Dupler rcm (6 Killed in Action); Lew Harvard, George...

  • 42-94837 'The Jinx'

    B-24 Liberator
    'The Jinx' came over to Britain along with the original 490 Bomber Group. It flew throughout the war until it was declared unfit for flying in May 1945. It was given it's name after the pilot, Second Lieutenant Thomas Keyes realized that the plane...

  • 42-94891 Mairzy Doats

    B-24 Liberator

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 10:51:17 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added

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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