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849th Bomb 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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People

  • Foster Ailor

    Military | Sergeant | Airplane Armorer-Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Bullard crew

  • Harper Allan

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    Pilot of B-17 'Windhaven' #42-94853 arrived at Eye in May 1944

  • Walter Allen

    Military | Truck Driver, Light | 490th Bomb Group

  • Warren Allen

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in AC# 43-38111. Fighter attack led to midair collision with AC# 43-38050 of the same squadron. Crash landed at Bury St. Edmunds

  • Alvin Anderson

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

  • Deane Anderson

    Military | Truck Driver, Light | 490th Bomb Group

  • Stephen Andrews

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down at Fuerth in B-17 Bombo #4338128. Shot by German soldier while prisoner of war, upon order of commanding officer. US trial no. 12-1993.

  • William Anthes

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

  • Albert Astore

    Military | Airplane and Engine Mechanic | 490th Bomb Group

  • James Atha

    Military | Radio Mechanic, AAF | 490th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-98017 All Er' Nothin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 2/5/44; Kearney 16/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned 849BS/490BG [W8-N] Eye 2/8/44; crash landed base with Eaden Whiteman 23/2/45 but repaired and back to operations; Returned to the USA Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 25/10/45;...

  • 43-37776 Heavenly Body

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/5/44; Kearney 31/5/44; Grenier 7/6/44; Assigned 849BS/490BG Eye [W8- ] 11/6/44; on routine navigation night flight 27/9/44 with Mike Primus, Co-pilot: Louis Deputy, Navigator: Rich Herman, Bombardier: Bob Simmons, Flight engineer...

  • 43-37894 Big Poison

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/6/44; Kearney 13/6/44; Grenier 28/6/44; Assigned 849BS/490BG Eye 1/7/44; ...

  • 43-37941 Miss Ana Bortion

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/6/44; Kearney 20/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned 849BS/490BG Eye 2/7/44. ...

  • 43-38046

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/6/44; Hunter 3/7/44; Grenier 24/7/44; Assigned 849BS/490BG Eye 26/7/44; Missing in Action Ruhland 17/3/45 with Arthur Stern, Clifton Nippert, Ed Dewahl, Willard Fay, Jim Rivers, George Devlin, John Terry, Jim Heathman, Ed Holdren ...

  • 43-38048

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/6/44; Hunter 13/7/44; Grenier 24/7/44; Assigned 849BS/490BG Eye 26/7/44; Missing in Action Karlsbad 19/4/45 with Buford Stovall (evaded capture); Frank Mateyka (Killed in Action); Ed Nilsson, Harry Shelgren, Bob Rivenburg, Joe...

  • 43-38050

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/6/44; Hunter 13/7/44; Dow Fd 23/7/44; Assigned 849BS/490BG Eye 26/7/44; during assembly for Frankfurt 5/1/45, with Harry Adelman, Co-pilot: Chas Elder, Navigator: Art Saye, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Virgil Walton, instr...

  • 43-38078

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/6/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Grenier 20/7/44; Assigned 849BS/490BG Eye 22/7/44; 850BS; Missing in Action Pirna 19/4/45 with Bob Norvell, Nendell Snyder, Newton Parker (3 Prisoner of War); Lorenzo Smith, Gordon Lake, Leo Borden, Pete...

  • 43-38087

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/6/44; Hunter 16/7/44; Grenier 22/7/44; Assigned 849BS/490BG Eye 25/7/44; Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 5/11/44 with ?; Missing Air Crew Report 10326.

  • 43-38111

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/6/44; Hunter 13/7/44; Grenier 22/7/44; Assigned 849BS/490BG Eye 25/7/44; lost on training flight 5/1/45 with Don Wood, Co-pilot: John Smith, Navigator: Forest Redman, Ex Navigator: Warren Allen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

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Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 10:51:10 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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