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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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  • William Bermande

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen 18-May-44; enemy aircraft, crashed Memmingen; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6975. Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

  • Bernard Boraten

    Military | Corporal | Top turret | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Jack Bratlie

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Kay Cashman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 483rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action 18 July 1944 B-17 42-102422 shot down by enemy aircraft and crashed in the vicinity of Memmingen, the target of the mission.

  • Kenneth Caspar

    Military | Corporal | Ball turret | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Nicholas Cook

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Asst Radio | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen 18-May-44; enemy aircraft, crashed Memmingen; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6975. Awards: PH.

  • Billy Crandall

    Military | Corporal | Waist Gunner | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Marion Ellis

    Military | 483rd Bomb Group

  • Charles Erickson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen 18-May-44; enemy aircraft, crashed Memmingen; Sole survivor. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 6975. Awards: PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Foster

    Military | Corporal | Radio Operator | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Aircraft

  • 42-102403

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Cheyenne 29/2/44; Hunter 22/3/44; Morrison 9/4/44; Assigned 816BS/483BG Sterparone 9/4/44; Missing in Action Friedrichshafen 3/8/44 with George Mullins, Bradshaw, Macko, Gaffney, Griffin, Danielson, Mitchley, Foster, Ross, Hosmer (10 Returned to Duty);...

  • 42-102422 Catfish

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/3/44; Hunter 15/3/44; Morrison 7/4/44; Assigned 816BS/483BG Sterparone 17/4/44; Missing in Action Memmingen 18/7/44 with Tim Gunn, Fuehrer, Cashman, Howland, Fischetti, Nicholas, Frieman, Odiorne, Niezgocki (9 Killed in Action);...

  • 42-102836

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/4/44; Hunter 24/4/44; Morrison 9/5/44; Assigned 816BS/483BG Sterparone 7/5/44; Missing in Action Maribor, Yugo 1/4/45 with Wallace Moore, Giboney, Trufley, Rex (4 evaded capture & return 5/4/45); Kastenbaum, Korschuk, Sorce,...

  • 42-102856

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/4/44; Hunter 27/4/44; Dow Fd 12/5/44; Assigned 816BS/483BG Sterparone 16/5/44; Missing in Action Odertal 26/12/44 with Ralph Brown (KIA when ditching); Nolan, Katritses, Dochelli, Gardner, Cochran, Frisk, Crampton, Bantwell (8...

  • 42-106984 Glittering Gal

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/1/44; MacDill 30/1/44; Assigned 816BS/483BG Sterparone 12/3/44; transferred 346BS/99BG Tortorella 31/3/44; 71m 5th BW HQ 8/10/44 as hack for Gen Charles Lawrence; Returned to the USA 902 BU Orlando 4/5/45; 64 BU Andrews 13/6/45;...

  • 42-106987

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/1/44; MacDill 5/2/44; Grenier 5/2/44; Assigned 816BS/483BG Sterparone 9/3/44; transferred 348BS/99BG Tortorella 31/3/44; {82m} Salvaged 30/11/45.

  • 42-106988

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/1/44; MacDill 24/1/44; Morrison 6/2/44; Assigned 816BS/483BG Sterparone 9/3/44; transferred 347BS/99BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Missing in Action {11m} Wiener Neustedt 10/5/44 with Bill Waltermire, Co-pilot: Morris Kirdich, Navigator:...

  • 42-106990

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 19/1/44; MacDill 29/1/44; Grenier 10/2/44; Assigned 816BS/483BG Sterparone, but ditched Atlantic en route with Rich Coombs 13/3/44.

  • 42-106995

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/1/44; MacDill 3/2/44; Morrison 1/3/44; Assigned 816BS/483BG Sterparone 10/3/44; transferred 348BS/99BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Missing in Action {27m} Ploesti 23/6/44 with Harry Brazier, Stone, Malone, Iusi, Vandermeer, Hein, Moon,...

  • 42-106997

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/1/44; Gr Island 3/2/44; Morrison 9/3/44; Assigned 816BS/483BG Sterparone 13/3/44; transferred 348BS/99BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Missing in Action {33m} Blechhammer 7/7/44 with Hackney, Schneider, Ungar, Palmer, Portney, Grubb, Hanney...

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Date Contributor Update
12 June 2015 11:58:37 Lucy May Created entry with type, 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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