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852nd Bomb Squadron



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  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    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

  • David Allen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight engineer / Top turret | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 852BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. Crashed, exploded and burned 5-Jan-45 in assembly ship B-24 44-40165 'Rage in Heaven' near Swaffham after taking off in a snowstorm to lead the assembly of the group. Killed in Action (KIA) ...

  • Arthur Bagnall

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

  • Arthur Bailey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 852BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Richard Wilson crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Swabisch Hall. Crashed at Dusseldorf on 13-Sep-44 in B-24 'Times Awaisting' 44-40234 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 8860 Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

  • 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

  • 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 #42-95310. He bailed out of the plane but parachute was hit by incendiary bullets and caused his death. The village people first buried him in their village. The remains were later transferred to the American Cemetery in...

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  • 42-110138 Flying Bull, Buffalo

    B-24 Liberator
    Shot down on 16 August 1944 over the Netherlands while returning from a mission. 4 members of the crew were killed in action

  • 42-110158 'Lucky Buck'

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-110167

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-50462

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-50680

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 852BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin with Frank Jensen crew 26-Feb-45; feathered No3 engine over target, fell behind formation, A/C abandoned Rakoniewice, Poland. 11 x RTD MACR 12770

  • 42-95310

    B-24 Liberator

  • 44-10534

    B-24 Liberator

  • 44-40117 Hare Power

    B-24 Liberator

  • 44-40234 'Times Awaisting'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 852BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Swabisch Hall with Richard Wilson crew. Mid air collision with B-24 44-40246 'Aint Bluffing', tailed sheared off, control lost. Crashed at Dusseldorf on 13-Sep-44. 2 x POW, 8 x KIA MACR 8860

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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)