Ralph L Belward

Military

Object Number - UPL 50131 - 489TH - RALPH BELWARD, CO-PILOT, 846TH : PHOTO 1942

One mission to Germany over France we were at 23,000 ft and were caught in B-17 air turbulance and our right wing stalled out causing us to nearly rollover on our back. John Van Winkle (Rip) and I were both busier than a cat on a tin roof. We successfully righted the aircraft and did not lose our position in the formation

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The insignia of the 489th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 489th Bomb Group 846th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 489th Bomb Group 846th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 489th Bomb Group 846th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 489th Bomb Group 846th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 489th Bomb Group 846th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

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Born

Norwalk, Connecticut 18 September 1917

Revisions

Date31 May 2021 01:03:30
Contributoracbernstein1
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AAM

Date27 Sep 2014 18:21:50
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000; Unit History & SECOND AIR DIVISION by Turner Publishing Company, D790.A2S45, 1998, page 204; Charles H. Freudenthal photo collection

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