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717th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

Structure

Part of
  • 449th Bomb Group

    449th Bomb Group

    Group
    The group was constituted as 449th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May at Davis-Monthan Field, Arizona.[2] its original components were the 716th,[3] 717th,[4] 718th,[5] and 719th Bombardment Squadrons.[6] ...

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Connections

People

  • Darr Alkire

    Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer, Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    14 November 1942 to 26 March 1943 XFR First Commanding Officer of the 100th BG. He was relieved of his command with the 100th for alleged incompetence due to statements he made and sent to the 449th BG in Italy. He flew 11 combat missions, on his 12th...

Aircraft

  • 41-28986 Brass Monkey

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-7744 Shack Happy

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29223

    B-24 Liberator
    Shot down 31 Jan 1944 on a mission to Aviano, Italy with Darr H Alkire, Co-pilot: Elliott A Thompson, Navigator: Wilbur N Rasmussen, Bombardier: George W Gordon, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Steven Babiec, Radio Operator: Samuel W Scott, Nose...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2016 23:44:47 466thHistorian Created entry with type, category, name, air forces and unit encompassing associations
Sources

Air Stories - 12th & 15th Air Forces
by Gerard Paloque
page 100

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