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851st 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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Connections

People

  • Albert Ackerman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 490th Bomb Group
    Albert Ackerman Jr was the son of a lifelong Nebraska farmer and is listed as working as a 'laborer' at West Branch, Pawnee in the 1940 census. ...

  • Walter Adams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 490th Bomb Group
    Amer. Theater Ribbon; Victory Ribbon; Overseas Service Bar; ETO Theater Ribbon w/2 battle stars; Air Medal w 1/Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Frank Alexander

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 9 Apr 45 in B-17 'Lucky Strike' 44-6303

  • Edwin Allinson

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 490th Bomb Group

  • Robert Ambrose

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Louviers in B-24 #4440464

  • Robert Ambrose

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

  • Phillip Ammann

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

  • Kenneth Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Manogue crew

  • Walter Ankiel

    Military | Munitions Worker | 490th Bomb Group

  • William Ansell

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

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Aircraft

  • 43-37907 Carolina Moon

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/6/44; Kearney 17/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned 851BS/490BG Eye 2/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 9/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 5/12...

  • 43-37928

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/6/44; Kearney 19/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned 851BS/490BS Eye 2/7/44; transferred 832BS/486BG [3R-S] Sudbury 10/44; 43m crash landed base with Bob Snure 18/4/45; taxi accident with Art Gottleib at Meeks Fd, Iceland en route home...

  • 43-38131 Little Miss Mary Kay

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/6/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Grenier 23/7/44; Assigned 851BS/490BG Eye 6/8/44; 850BS; battle damaged Nurnberg 5/4/45 with ?; crash landed Sommelsdijk, Holland Missing Air Crew Report 13854. MISS MO.

  • 43-38324

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/7/44; Kearney 30/7/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 851BS/490BG Eye 12/8/44; Missing in Action Mannheim 9/9/44 with John Beach, Co-pilot: John Terlecky,Tail gunner: Jim Vogtchute failed (3 Killed in Action); Navigator: Stewart Biegler...

  • 43-38728

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 21/9/44; Dow Fd 15/10/44; Assigned 851BS/490BG Eye 19/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 9/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 11/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 9/11/45. £5 WITH...

  • 44-40464

    B-24 Liberator

  • 44-6303

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 28/6/44; Grenier 9/7/44; Assigned 850BS/490BG Eye 11/7/44; 851BS; on mission 26/9/44 with ? ; (8 Returned to Duty); lwg-John Volin (Killed in Action); Missing in Action Schlessheim 9/4/45 with Bill Schoenfeld, Ray Schar, Redmond...

  • 44-40466

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 493BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 851BS, 490BG, 8AF USAAF.

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Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 10:53:20 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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