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856th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

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  • 492nd Bomb Group

    492nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group, after flying similar missions to other heavy bomb groups until the late summer of 1944, took up 'Carpetbagger' missions, transporting agents, supplies and propaganda leaflets to southern France. The Group was taking on the role of...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based North Pickenham

Connections

People

  • Franklin Abbott

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 492nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed into the Baltic Sea on 6/20/44 in B24 #4440128 Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Curtis Abernethy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 492nd Bomb Group
    RTD Damaged by flak and ditched in channel on 7/6/44 in B-24 #4440064

  • Charles Allen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters into the Baltic Sea on 6/20/44 in B-24 #4440112 Killed in Action (KIA)

  • William Alm

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters crashed near Glowe on 6/20/44 in B-24 #4440227 Status unkNorthwn

  • Robert Ames

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group
    Damaged by flak and landed in Sweden on 7/6/44 in B-24 'Boulder Buff' #4440195 INT

  • Lloyd Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 492nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Duerna in B-24 #4240172

  • Richard Anderson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed into the Baltic Sea on 6/20/44 in B-24 Little Lulu #42110143 Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Joseph Anzalone

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Halberstadt on 7/7/44 in B-24 #4295230 POW

  • Lynn Augustine

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed into the Baltic Sea on 6/20/44 in B-24 Little Lulu #42110143 Killed in Action (KIA)

  • William Austin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer/Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group
    B-24 flight engineer for 492nd bomb group, 856th Bomb Squadron and 8th air force. Shot down 4 August 1944 in AC #42-50770. Interned in Sweden. predeceased by his 12 siblings and wife, Inga-Lisa, who he met whilst in Sweden.

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Aircraft

  • 41-29470

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-110143

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-110152

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-40172 'Lynn Bari II'

    B-24 Liberator
    Flown on the August 1, 1943 low-level Ploesti mission returning safely to Libya. ...

  • 42-50770

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-95005

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-95196

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-95230

    B-24 Liberator

  • 43-22524

    A-26 Invader
    Assigned to 856BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) OSS mission (CHISEL insertion mission) to Munster, Germany. A-26 crashed in moor near Bramshe, Germany, just north of destination Munster, Germany. 5 x KIA 19-Mar-45. MACR 13281. ...

  • 44-40102

    B-24 Liberator

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 10:52:47 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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