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860th Bomb Squadron

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  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group were the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Debach

Connections

People

  • Louis Abbamonte

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 493rd Bomb Group

  • Norman Abercrombie

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 493rd Bomb Group

  • Leroy Abeyti

    Military | Sergeant | Duty Non-Commissioned Officer | 493rd Bomb Group

  • Arthur Acree

    Military | Sergeant | Radar Crewman, Radio Counter Measures | 493rd Bomb Group

  • Matt Ada

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group

  • Donald Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 October 1944 in B-17 43-38546. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Alvie Adcock

    Military | Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group

  • William Addelson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Flew 34 missions as tail gunner over Germany., flew 2 secret missions to Sweden.

  • Raymond Aldrich

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group

  • Jack Alexander

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-94927

    B-24 Liberator

  • 43-38115 Reluctant Lassie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/6/44; Lincoln 14/7/44; Grenier 11/8/44; Assigned 860BS/493BG [NG-J] Debach 13/8/44; Missing in Action Bielefeld, Ger 30/9/44 with Dan Treece, Co-pilot: Jim Welsh, Bombardier: Stanton Gage, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ernie...

  • 43-38198 $1.98 (later Nancy Lee)

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6 July 1944; Kearney 16 July 1944; Dow Field 3 August 1944. Assigned 860BS/493BG Debach 4 August 1944. Flown by Pilot Lt Henry A. Johnson. Assigned later to 863BS. Returned to the USA Bradley 7 July 1945. At 4168 Base Unit, South...

  • 43-38209

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/7/44; Kearney 18/7/44; Grenier 3/8/44; Assigned 860BS/493BG Debach 3/4/44; Missing in Action Hamm 19/9/44 with Jake Laderman, Co-pilot: Walt Beriont, Navigator: Albt Wick, Bombardier: John Muzii, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

  • 43-38214

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/7/44; Kearney 16/7/44; Grenier 3/8/44; Dow Fd 5/8/44; Assigned 861BS/493BG [Q4-R] Debach 4/8/44; Missing in Action Magdeburg 12/9/44 with Alf Goodman, Co-pilot: George Otto, Navigator: Martin Berscht, {no bom}, Flight engineer/top...

  • 43-38297

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/7/44; Kearney 27/7/44; Grenier 8/8/44; Assigned 860BS/493BG Debach 10/8/44; Missing in Action Brunswick 3/3/45 with Chas White, Walter Helm, Jim Gunderson, George Lemberling, Marvin Knight, Fred Graf, Loren Arment, Doyle Whitney,...

  • 43-38308

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/7/44; Kearney 29/7/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 860BS/493BG [NG-A] Debach 11/8/44; Missing in Action Magdeburg 12/9/44 with Capt Wes Carter, Co-pilot: Ivan Briggs, Radio Operator: Bob Bandfield, Waist gunner: Ernie Musser,Tail...

  • 43-38316 Hank's Bottle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/7/44; Kearney 28/7/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 860BS/493BG Debach 11/8/44; battle damaged Merseburg 2/11/44 with Joe Gualano, cp?, Stan Lucia, Arthur Etter, Ray Butler, Paul Backer, Bob Johnson, Fred Townsend, Travis Jones (8...

  • 43-38480

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/8/44; Lincoln 18/8/44; Grenier 2/9/44; Assigned 860BS/493BG [NG-S] Debach 13/9/44; Missing in Action Bielefeld 30/9/44 with Edison LaFlame, Co-pilot: Morris Levine, Navigator: Allen Austin, Bombardier: Vince O’Neill, Ball turret...

  • 43-38568 Little Davey II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/8/44; Hunter 27/8/44; Grenier 8/9/44; Assigned 860BS/493BG Debach 11/9/44; ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 10:54:23 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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