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409th Bomb Group

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Little Walden 7 March 1944 – 30 September 1944
Based Bretigny 30 September 1944 – 15 February 1945
Based Laon /Couvron 15 February 1945

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People

  • Walter Allard

    Military | First Lieutenant | bomber | 409th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Armistead

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 409th Bomb Group
    Joseph Armistead served as a pilot with the 641st Bomb Squadron of the 409th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Little Walden, England. On 11 June 1944, he was piloting A-20 43-9703 when it collided with A-20 43-9946 soon after take-off. Armistead died...

  • Robert Armstrong

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 409th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action on 18 April 1945, on a single ship mission to test short range navigation.

  • Clifford Baker

    Military | Sergeant | Armorer/Gunner | 409th Bomb Group
    KIA on 21 February 1945 in A-26B (43-22364)

  • Lionel Barbin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Armorer/Gunner | 409th Bomb Group
    POW on 30 April 1944 from A-20G (43-9749)

  • Arthur Bartasavich

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer/Gunner | 409th Bomb Group
    KIA on 24 January 1945 in A-26B (43-22328)

  • Roy Brown

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 409th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action on 18 April 1945, on a single ship mission to test short range navigation.

  • Patrick Cahill

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer/Gunner | 409th Bomb Group
    POW on 30 April 1944 from A-20G (43-9749)

  • Keith Compton

    Military | Lieutenant General | B-24 Command Pilot - Squadron Commander - Commanding Officer | 376th Bomb Group
    Keith Karl Compton (December 9, 1915 – June 15, 2004) was an American Air Force Lieutenant General who was Vice Commander in Chief, Strategic Air Command. He flew as Command Pilot with Gen. Uzal Ent on Operation Tidal Wave in the B-24D, 'Teggie Ann'...

  • William Daner

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 409th Bomb Group
    West Point graduate who served with 409BG 9AAF. Awarded DFC. Post-war, survived aircraft crash 12/03/1947 when Beechcraft C-45 44-47194 of the 632nd AMS, 371st Air Service Group, USAAF, crashed on Black Combe near Millom, UK (Lake District). At around...

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Aircraft

  • 41-39254

    A-26 Invader

  • 41-39256

    A-26 Invader

  • 41-39275

    A-26 Invader

  • 41-39282

    A-26 Invader

  • 41-39290

    A-26 Invader

  • 41-39301

    A-26 Invader

  • 41-39312

    A-26 Invader

  • 41-39323

    A-26 Invader
    Shot down by AA fire northwest of Unna, Germany on 16 February 1945. 3 KIA.

  • 43-10128

    A-20 Havoc

  • 43-22027

    A-20 Havoc
    Assigned to 642BS, 409BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Cologne hit by flak in wing span out of control and crashed Liblar, Germany [1 x POW, 3 x KIA] 2-Feb-45 MACR 12056. ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2017 11:30:37 general ira snapsorter Changes to stations
Sources

Stations added with details from:
- "Battle Colors Volume III - Insignia and Tactical Markings of the Ninth Air Force in World War Two' by Robert A. Watkins;

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 15:35:31 rossingtonj Changes to type
Sources

Type added.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:45 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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