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855th Bomb Squadron

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  • 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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  • Nicholas Aiavolasiti

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Evaded (EVD) Crashed near Fecasp on 8/13/44 in B-24 #4250572

  • Walter Anderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 491st Bomb Group

  • Arthur Bailey

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Dusseldorf in B-24 Times Awaisting #4440234

  • Floyd Baker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    INT Had mechanical failure and landed in Switzerland on 7/12/44 in B-24 #4251113

  • Robert Bicknell

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 491st Bomb Group
    RSI crashed near Verdun on 11 Dec 44 in B-24 #4440232. Plane was out of fuel

  • Caesar Binetti

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 491st Bomb Group

  • Edward Blosel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Part of Brienza's Crew

  • William Bottoms

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Flew 28 missions Air Medal w 3/Oak Leaf Clusters

  • Walter Boychuk

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed near Fecasp on 8/13/44 in B-24 #4250572 POW

  • Kenneth Boyd

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    DFC; Air Medal w/4Oak Leaf Cluster

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Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 10:52:53 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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