Kenneth G Oberly

Military
The insignia of the 834th Bomb Squadron, 486th Bomb Group. media-395160.jpg FRE 5217 The insignia of the 834th Bomb Squadron, 486th Bomb Group. Roger Freeman Collection

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

Object Number - FRE 5217 - The insignia of the 834th Bomb Squadron, 486th Bomb Group.

See the official crew list of Pilot Lt. Willis P. Smith at the 486th Bomb. Group web page at: http://www.486th.org/Photos/Crew2/SmithWP.htm

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Units served with

A diagrammatic layout of AAF Station 174 - the USAAF codename for Sudbury airfield - while the 486th Bomb Group were stationed at the airbase as of the 22 June 1944.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

The insignia of the 834th Bomb Squadron, 486th Bomb Group.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 834th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34403449
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant (RAF)
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer & Top T. Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 834th Bomb Squadron 835th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35092141
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer / Top Turret Gunner / Waist Gunner
The insignia of the 834th Bomb Squadron, 486th Bomb Group.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 834th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant (RAF)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 834th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot & Flight Officer
The insignia of the 834th Bomb Squadron, 486th Bomb Group.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 834th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 832nd Bomb Squadron 833rd Bomb Squadron 834th Bomb Squadron 835th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 832nd Bomb Squadron 833rd Bomb Squadron 834th Bomb Squadron 835th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Flora Belle
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 832nd Bomb Squadron 833rd Bomb Squadron 834th Bomb Squadron 835th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 832nd Bomb Squadron 833rd Bomb Squadron 834th Bomb Squadron 835th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 19 March 1945
  • Official Description:
  • Date: 15 March 1945

Places

Aerial photograph of Sudbury airfield looking south west, the bomb dump is to the upper right of the airfield, 29 February 1944. Photograph taken by 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, sortie number US/7PH/GP/LOC188. English Heritage (USAAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Acton

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Contributorhansvonmaltzahn
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See the official crew and mission list of Pilot Lt. Willis P. Smith at the 486th Bomb. Group web page at: http://www.486th.org/Photos/Crew2/SmithWP.htm

Date
Contributorhansvonmaltzahn
Changes
Sources

See the official crew and mission list of Pilot Lt. Willis P. Smith at the 486th Bomb. Group web page at: http://www.486th.org/Photos/Crew2/SmithWP.htm

Date
Contributorhansvonmaltzahn
Changes
Sources

See the official crew list of Pilot Lt. Willis P. Smith at the 486th Bomb. Group web page at: http://www.486th.org/Photos/Crew2/SmithWP.htm

Date
Contributorhansvonmaltzahn
Changes
Sources

See the official crew list of Pilot Lt. Willis P. Smith at the 486th Bomb. Group web page at: http://www.486th.org/Photos/Crew2/SmithWP.htm

Date
ContributorAAM
Changes
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / WWW.486th.org roster

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