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859th Bomb 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

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People

  • Curtis Abernethy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 492nd Bomb Group

  • Edwin Alexander

    Military | Captain | Bombardier | 467th Bomb Group
    Squadron Bombardier. Originally with the 492nd BG and then transferred to 467th BG Squadron Bombardier, Transferred 467th BG

  • George Alseth

    Military | Lieutenant | Pathfinder Operator | 492nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). AC #44-49297 Failed to return from mission behind enemy lines.

  • Darrell Andrews

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 492nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed near Egeln in B-24 'Super Wolf' #4440050

  • Marvin Andrews

    Military | 492nd Bomb Group

  • Roger Aten

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 492nd Bomb Group
    INT Damaged by flak and landed in Switzerland on 7/21/44 in B-24 #4410496

  • Benjamin Babitz

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 467th Bomb Group
    Transferred 467th BG

  • Charles Baker

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). AC #44-49297 Failed to return from mission behind enemy lines. . Carpetbagger mission over Denmark & Norway

  • Eugene Barnhill

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 492nd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed near Egeln on 7/7/44 in B-24 #4440156 POW

  • Frank Beatty

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-24 Pilot / Fighter pilot | 467th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 859BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF 5 x missions plus an abort. Transferred to 788BS, 467BG, 8AF USAAF 35 combat missions plus a couple of fuel hauls for Patton. Transferred to 436FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). ...

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Date Contributor Update
10 April 2015 03:55:36 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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my photo, Squadron of far left in image , all others nothing to do with this Squadron.

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 10:52:30 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added

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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