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718th Bomb Squadron

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  • 449th Bomb Group

    449th Bomb Group

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    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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  • Richard Bach

    Military | Sergeant | Waist gunner | 449th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 718BS, 449BG, 15AF USAAF. 2 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Mostar, Yugo 14-Jan-44 in B-24 41-28606; A/C hit by bombs form A/C above. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2070 Awards: PH.

  • Don Brown

    Military | Sergeant | Nose turret gunner | 449th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 718BS, 449BG, 15AF USAAF. 2 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Mostar, Yugo 14-Jan-44 in B-24 41-28606; A/C hit by bombs form A/C above. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2070 Awards: PH.

  • Clyde Driggers

    Military | First Lieutenant | pilot | 449th Bomb Group
    Lt Driggers was the pilot of B24 42-78341, "Th Inhooming Critter". He was shot down on mission # 95, July 9th ,1944, to Ploesti, Romania, in B24 42-78341. All nine members of the crew bailed out and were returned to allied control with the help of...

  • John Gegoulis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top turret gunner | 449th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 718BS, 449BG, 15AF USAAF. 2 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Mostar, Yugo 14-Jan-44 in B-24 41-28606; A/C hit by bombs form A/C above. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2070 Awards: PH.

  • George Halzel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 449th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 718BS, 449BG, 15AF USAAF. 2 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Mostar, Yugo 14-Jan-44 in B-24 41-28606; A/C hit by bombs form A/C above. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2070 Awards: PH.

  • Robert Hansen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail gunner | 449th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 718BS, 449BG, 15AF USAAF. 2 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Mostar, Yugo 14-Jan-44 in B-24 41-28606; A/C hit by bombs form A/C above. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2070 Awards: PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME..

  • Theodore Henze

    Military | Sergeant | Ball turret gunner | 449th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 718BS, 449BG, 15AF USAAF. 2 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Mostar, Yugo 14-Jan-44 in B-24 41-28606; A/C hit by bombs form A/C above. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2070 Awards: PH.

  • Charles La Marca

    Military | Sergeant | Photographer | 449th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 718BS, 449BG, 15AF USAAF. 2 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Mostar, Yugo 14-Jan-44 in B-24 41-28606; A/C hit by bombs form A/C above. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2070 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Daniel Mahoney

    Military | Sergeant | Waist gunner | 449th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 718BS, 449BG, 15AF USAAF. 3 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Mostar, Yugo 14-Jan-44 in B-24 41-28606; A/C hit by bombs form A/C above. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2070 Awards: PH

  • Robert McEldowney

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 449th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 718BS, 449BG, 15AF USAAF. 2 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Mostar, Yugo 14-Jan-44 in B-24 41-28606; A/C hit by bombs form A/C above. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2070 Awards: AM, PH.

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Date Contributor Update
02 November 2016 23:45:48 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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