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853rd Bomb Squadron

Squadron

Commanding officers
  • Harry Stephey

    Military | Colonel | Squadron Commander | 491st Bomb Group
    Was commander of the squadron from '44 to '45 DFC, Air Medal w/3Oak Leaf Cluster, EAME medal w/5 battle stars, Dist. Unit Citation

Structure

Part of
  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    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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Missions

  • 725

    26 November 1944

Stations

Station Location Date
Based Metfield 5 1944 – 8 1944
Based North Pickenham 8 1944 – 6 1945

Connections

People

  • Edward Ainsworth

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Hamm on 10/2/44 in B-24 #4295104

  • William Alexander

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Sermenstedt on 9/13/44 in B-24 Ain't Bluffing #4440246

  • Earl Alleman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down near Soest on 9/26/44 in B-24 #4410500

  • Erville Allen

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Evaded (EVD) Shot down by flak and crashed at Maisicourt on 8/3/44 in B-24 #4440241 EVD

  • Laverne Anderson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Anno-Tower in B-24 'Idiots Delight' #4251530

  • Robert Baker

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down near Soest in B-24 #4410500

  • Milton Barbour

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 491st Bomb Group
    32 missions from 20 June - 4 Dec 1944. AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC/ Certificate of Valor

  • 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

  • William Barron

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 491st Bomb Group
    Evaded (EVD) Crashed at Nantona on 8/11/44 in B-24 #4410492

  • Herman Bauer

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Sarstedt in B-24 'Dorty Treek' #4410485

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 10:53:07 rossingtonj Changes to type and mission associations
Sources

Type added

Date Contributor Update
08 March 2015 17:17:34 Timothy McKeown Changes to commanding officers associations and mission associations
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http://www.491st.org/491hist6.html

Date Contributor Update
08 March 2015 17:11:39 Timothy McKeown Changes to mission associations and stations
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C. Timothy McKeown

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2015 13:52:04 Timothy McKeown Changes to mission associations
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C. Timothy McKeown

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2015 13:31:25 Timothy McKeown Changes to mission associations and stations
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C. Timothy Mckeown

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2015 13:29:55 Timothy McKeown Changes to mission associations and stations
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C. Timothy McKeown

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2015 13:27:52 Timothy McKeown Changes to mission associations and stations
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C. Timothy McKeown

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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