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840th Bomb Squadron



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  • 483rd Bomb Group

    483rd Bomb Group

    '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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  • Orrin Frye

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Gunner | 483rd Bomb Group
    Bill flew over 27 missions before being shot down by flak. he was held as a POW for over a year. MACR 7107

  • Leon Waldman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 483rd Bomb Group
    Flew 50 missions. At least some missions were on a B-17 named 'Bad Penny'.

  • Richard Ziegler

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Waist Gunner. B-17 Flying Fortress | 483rd Bomb Group
    Richard Ziegler was a foreman at Raritan Arsenal in what is now Edison, NJ. He entered the service in April 1942. He originally served with the 8th Air Force in England but was transferred to the 15th Air Force, 483rd Bombardment Group, 840th...


  • 42-102429

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/3/44; Hunter 18/3/44; Morrison 2/4/44; Assigned 840BS/483BG Sterparone 17/4/44; Missing in Action Ploesti 15/7/44 with Vic Vlahovich, Bellonio, Gusciora, Ryan, Navarro, Stewart, Fletcher, Watkins, Barton, Van Deren (10 Killed in...

  • 42-102841

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/4/44; Dyersburg 25/4/44; Hunter 30/4/44; Assigned 840BS/483BG Sterparone 8/5/44; Missing in Action Pilsen 23/10/44 with Howard Dallman, Morey, Sandman, Poole, Hebert, Eddison, Walker, Lille, Fleshman, Deede (10 Prisoner of War);...

  • 42-102849

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/4/44; Hunter 27/4/44; Dow Fd 11/5/44; Assigned 840BS/483BG Sterparone 10/5/44; Missing in Action Odertal 18/12/44 with Arthur Dunn, Fite, Gonzales {Wounded in Action}, Eichenberg {Wounded in Action}, Radar {Wounded in Action},...

  • 42-106999 Pecks Bad Boys

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/1/44; Gr Island 2/2/44; Morrison 1/3/44; Assigned 840BS/483BG Sterparone 9/3/44; mid air coll with 44-6288 with Alfred Fite 3/2/45; landed but Salvaged. PECK'S BAD BOYS.

  • 42-107143 Sport

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 5/3/44; Hunter 12/3/44; Morrison 11/4/44; Assigned 840BS/483BG Sterparone 23/4/44; Returned to the USA Hunter 23/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 25/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman...

  • 42-29509 'BAD PENNY'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/12/42; Salina 5/1/43; Morrison 31/1/43; Assigned 416BS/99BG Navarin 20/2/43; Oudna 4/8/43; Tortorella 11/12/43; 114m transferred 840BS/483BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Sterparone 22/4/44; 12m Returned to the USA Altus 7/3/45; 126m...

  • 42-29883

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/3/43; Salinas, Cal 18/3/43; Tinker 31/3/43; Memphis 8/4/43; Morrison 15/4/43; Assigned 416BS/99BG Navarin 10/5/43; Oudna 4/8/43; Tortorella 11/12/43; transferred 840BS/483BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Sterparone 22/4/44; 774BS/463BG Celone...

  • 42-32010

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/1/44; MacDill 30/1/44; Morrison 9/3/44; Assigned 840BS/483BG Tortorella 11/3/44; Sterparone 22/4/44; Missing in Action Budapest 30/7/44 with Ken Weston, Lizak, Wallace, Andrews, Kelsey, Tunning, Frye, Ziegler, Moore, Goldemberg ...

  • 42-32048 Queen

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/1/44; Billings 20/1/44; Amarillo 4/2/44; MacDill 4/2/44; Morrison 9/3/44; slated 96BG, but Assigned 840BS/483BG Tortorella 14/3/44; transferred 20BS/2BG Amendola 31/3/44; Missing in Action Moravska Ostrova, Czech. 2/8/44 with Jim...

  • 42-32109 Mizpah

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; MacDill 5/2/44; Morrison 9/3/44; Assigned 840BS/483BG Tortorella 13/3/44; Missing in Action Budapest 14/7/44 with 1Lt Ewald A Swanson, 2Lt Paul Berndt, Gramenzi, Simonelli, Hish, Bell, Kelley, Tucker (8 Prisoner of War);...

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