Delivered Cheyenne 15/6/44; Kearney 26/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned 832BS/486BG [3R-M] Sudbury 11/7/44; `15m` during assembly for Ludwigshafen 27/9/44 with Leslie Hull, Co-pilot: Bill Roberts, drn-Murray Hunter, Bombardier: John Hardy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Vernon Hatler, Radio Operator: Wesley Thalender, Ball turret gunner: Howard Lowe, Waist gunner: Bufford Addington, Tail gunner: Rich Stevenson (9 Returned to Duty); mid air coll with 43-37942; crew bailed safely and aircraft crashed sea off Suffolk coast.
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 7/6/44; Kearney 19/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned 832BS/486BG [3R-J] Sudbury 2/7/44; force landed Woodbridge EMG with Merle Dibble 3/1/45, crew OK; detailed Mainz 27/9/44 with George Goodman, Co-pilot: Fred Stehle, drn-Bill Winship,...
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...