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852nd Bomb Squadron

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  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

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    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

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  • Thomas Ackerman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Radar; Bombardier | 491st Bomb Group
    DFC/Air Medal w 4/Oak Leaf Cluster/Dist. Unit Citation/European Theatre Ribbon

  • Arthur Bagnall

    Military | Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    11 missions AM

  • Fletcher Barnes

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Hannover on 9/12/44 in B-24 Lambsy-Divey #4440170 Air Medal; Purple Heart

  • Elmer Bemis

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Bradenbeck in B-24 'Firebird' 42-110167

  • Marvin Berg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator/bombardier | 491st Bomb Group

  • William Bigham

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group

  • Caesar Binetti

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Dusseldorf on 9/13/44 in B-24 Times Awaisting #4440234

  • Clara Blair

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Shot down 2 June 1944 in B-24 #4295310. Evaded.

  • Malcolm Blue

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 491st Bomb Group
    Shot down 2 June 1944 in B-24 #4295310. He bailed out of the plane but parachute was hit by incendiary bullets and caused his death. The village people first buried him in theirvillage. The remains were later transferred to the American Cemetery in...

  • Clifford Bouche

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 491st Bomb Group
    31 missions; Air Medal w 5Oak Leaf Cluster;Good Conduct Medal EAME Ribbon, etc

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Date Contributor Update
10 April 2015 03:52:46 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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19 March 2015 10:53:14 rossingtonj Changes to type
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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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