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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 12/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned 835BS/486BG [H8-M] Sudbury 11/7/44; 833BS [2N-N]; `83m` Returned to the USA Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 10/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 29/11/45. UMBRIAGO.

Service

Units

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 835th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Clarence Clandellyn

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    See the 'Crew and Mission Info' for Lt. George 'Hunter' D. Smith's 835th Bomb. Squadron crew at the official 486th Bomb. Group web page at this address: https://486th.org/BS835/SmithG.htm Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

  • Melvin Kirkpatrick

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    See the 'Crew and Mission Info' for Lt. George 'Hunter' D. Smith's 835th Bomb. Squadron crew at the official 486th Bomb. Group web page at this address: https://486th.org/BS835/SmithG.htm

  • Morton Love

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 486th Bomb Group
    See the 'Crew and Mission Info' for Lt. George 'Hunter' D. Smith's 835th Bomb. Squadron crew at the official 486th Bomb. Group web page at this address: https://486th.org/BS835/SmithG.htm

  • Marvin Lutes

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer and Top T. & Waist Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    "Sgt. Lutes Gets Oak Leaf Cluster" ...

  • Jason Mason

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    See the 'Crew and Mission Info' for Lt. George 'Hunter' D. Smith's 835th Bomb. Squadron crew at the official 486th Bomb. Group web page at this address: https://486th.org/BS835/SmithG.htm

  • George Sherlock

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 486th Bomb Group
    See the 'Crew and Mission Info' for Lt. George 'Hunter' D. Smith's 835th Bomb. Squadron crew at the official 486th Bomb. Group web page at this address: https://486th.org/BS835/SmithG.htm

  • George Smith

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Pilot Lt. George 'Hunter' D. Smith, and his co-pilot Lt. John R. Mason, along with the rest of their 835th Bomb. Squadron crew, flew missions from their base of operations in R.A.F. Sudbury, Sudbury, Suffolk, England, into enemy occupied Europe. ...

  • Robert Thomas

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    See the 'Crew and Mission Info' for Lt. George 'Hunter' D. Smith's 835th Bomb. Squadron crew at the official 486th Bomb. Group web page at this address: https://486th.org/BS835/SmithG.htm

  • C Weroch

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    See the 'Crew and Mission Info' for Lt. George 'Hunter' D. Smith's 835th Bomb. Squadron crew at the official 486th Bomb. Group web page at this address: https://486th.org/BS835/SmithG.htm

  • Robert Whitney

    Military | Captain | Flight Commander | 486th Bomb Group
    "Capt. Whitney arrives at Station 174, RAF Sudbury, with his first group of replacements [crew] in mid-July of 1944; they travelled over to England in the B17G that they nicknamed the "Pogo Stick" (fate and s/n of aircraft is unknown). He flies his...

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Missions

  • 508

    1 August 1944

  • 511

    2 August 1944

  • 512

    3 August 1944

  • 514

    4 August 1944

  • 534

    9 August 1944

  • 552

    14 August 1944

  • 8th Air Force 554

    15 August 1944
    Airfields in NW Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium are the primary targets for this mission. 8th Air Force despatches a total of 932 aircraft. The raid is coordinated with 1,000 Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers and Mosquitos attacking 9 airfields...

  • 583

    27 August 1944

  • 591

    30 August 1944
    End of Operation Overlord.

  • 8th Air Force 606

    5 September 1944

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Places

  • Sudbury

    Military site : airfield
    Situated between the villages of Great Waldingfield and Acton, the airfield was used by the 486th Bomb Group from March 1944 to August 1945. Facilities for administrative offices for the Combat Wing were also made available here and along with barrack...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 October 2021 18:07:09 hansvonmaltzahn Changes to mission associations
Sources

From the "Consolidated Loading List" of Tech. Sgt. Marvin Lee Lutes, as given to my by the Webmaster/Historian of the official 486th Bombardment Group web page. hv

Date Contributor Update
22 October 2021 17:42:07 hansvonmaltzahn Changes to mission associations
Sources

See the official web page of the 486th Bomb. Group at: https://486th.org/# , and specifically G.Smith's bomber crew and mission log page: https://486th.org/BS835/SmithG.htm , and the complete missions of the 486th Bomb. Group and its four squadrons at: https://486th.org/Mssn/Prologue.htm

Date Contributor Update
17 October 2021 16:46:13 hansvonmaltzahn Changes to markings and place associations
Sources

This information from the official web page of the 486th Bomb. Group, and specifically, the crew and mission page of Lt. G. Smith of the 835th Bomb. Sq. at: https://486th.org/BS835/SmithG.htm

Date Contributor Update
16 October 2021 19:08:44 hansvonmaltzahn Changes to markings, unit associations, person associations and mission associations
Sources

From the official web page of the 486th Bomb. Group: https://486th.org/#
And their aircraft picture gallery: https://486th.org/Photos/AC6/Umbriago.htm

Date Contributor Update
16 October 2021 16:13:21 hansvonmaltzahn Changes to nicknames
Sources

This information from the official web page of the 486th Bombardment Group's 'Aircraft' gallery: https://486th.org/Photos/AC1/Aircraft.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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