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  • 483rd Bomb Group

    483rd Bomb Group

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    'As part of the 15th Air Force in WWII, the 483rd Bombardment Group (H) played a significant role in the eventual defeat of Germany's forces. Its four combat squadrons, the 815th, 816th, 817th and 840th flew a total of 5,623 sorties from 12 April 1944...

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  • Tommie Alfano

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Asst Engineer | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099 Awards: SS, AM (2OLC), GC, PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Harold Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Antonious

    Military | Colonel | Bombardier | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Carmen DeCresente

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Crashed on takeoff in B-17G 44-6184 for St Tropez mission 15-Aug-44 Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • James Durham

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099 Awards: SS, AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Edmonds

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Crashed on takeoff in B-17G 44-6184 for St Tropez mission 15-Aug-44 Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • Donald Ewing

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Weiner Neustadt in B-17F 42-29856 flak hit, lost two engines and trailing fuel, crew baled out before aircraft exploded. Prisoner of War (POW). 10-May-44. MACR 4836. ...

  • Jerry Faletti

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Crashed on takeoff in B-17G 44-6184 for St Tropez mission 15-Aug-44 Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • James Fannon

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Michael Higgins

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Aircraft

  • 42-102388

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/2/44; Gt Falls 2/3/44; Morrison 19/4/44; Assigned 815BS/483BG Sterparone 30/4/44; Missing in Action Fornova de Taro 22/6/44 with Bill Schild, Frieberger, Ryan, Spracher (4 Killed in Action); Donahue, Ryan, Denison (3 evaded...

  • 42-102869

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/4/44; Hunter 27/4/44; Morrison 7/5/44; Assigned 815BS/483BG Sterparone 11/5/44; Missing in Action Brux 20/10/44 with George Potter, Johnson, Reno, Thompson, Dobson, Bundy, bartee, Burris, Neufer, Hazen (10 evaded capture & return...

  • 42-102927 Bunky

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/4/44; Hunter 27/4/44; Grenier 11/5/44; Assigned 815BS/483BG Sterparone 17/5/44. ...

  • 42-107006

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; MacDill 18/2/44; Morrison 6/3/44; Assigned 815BS/483BG Sterparone 16/3/44; transferred 96BS/2BG Amendola 31/3/44; Missing in Action {73m} Blechhammer 17/10/44 with Don Peart, Co-pilot: John Mumma, Navigator: Elliott Kaplan,...

  • 42-107081 Crazy House

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 15/2/44; Hunter 3/3/44; Morrison 19/3/44; Assigned 815BS/483BG Sterparone 18/4/44; one of two squadron aircraft (the other 42-32043) used on SOE missions to Czechoslovakia, with supplies to Resistance, and returning with US evadees;...

  • 42-107166

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 9/3/44; MacDill 23/3/44; Hunter 29/3/44; Morrison 11/4/44; Assigned 815BS/483BG Sterparone 20/4/44; Missing in Action Ploesti 9/7/44 with Alf Berger, Spencer, Dewa, Mueller, Francis Jones, Emmett Jones, Baum, Warren Jones (8 evaded...

  • 42-29856 'Patches'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 27/2/43; Smoky Hill 22/3/43; Tinker 9/4/43; Nashville 13/4/43; Morrison 18/4/43; Assigned 346BS/99BG Navarin 5/5/43; Oudna 4/8/43; Tortorella 11/12/43; transferred 815BS/483BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Missing in Action Weiner Neustadt 10/5...

  • 42-31999 'Chicken Ship' 'The Pickwickian' 'King Salvo'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/1/44; Dalhart 28/1/44; Kearney 22/2/44; Grenier 25/2/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-X] Horham 27/2/44 CHICKEN SHIP aka PICKWICKIAN; 36m, Missing in Action Gdynia 6/8/44 with W. R. Kinney, crew unknown; force landed Russia; rep,...

  • 42-32017

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/1/44; Barksdale 4/2/44; Homestead 14/3/44; Assigned 815BS/483BG Tortorella 28/3/44; Sterparone 22/4/44; Missing in Action {144m} Almasfuzito, Hung. 14/3/45 with Harvey Mitchell, Sutton, Broome, Nelson, Thompson, Strunk, Triplett,...

  • 42-97913

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 3/4/44; Hunter 16/6/44; Dow Fd 28/6/44; Assigned 815BS/483BG Sterparone 3/7/44; Missing in Action Moosbeirbaum, Aus 28/8/44 with Jonas Blank, Corenthal, Penn, Emmett Jones, Perperone, Schreiner, Nicholaisen (7 Prisoner of War); Whye,...

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12 June 2015 11:55:29 Lucy May Created entry with type, category, name, air forces, aircraft types, unit encompassing associations and aircraft associations
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Museum of Aviation at Robins AFB, GA: https://www.museumofaviation.org/483rd.php

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