Sudbury

Airfield
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).

Object Number - US_7PH_GP_LOC188_V_5013 - 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...

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 buildings were situated to the east of the airfield.

Accounts of the Americans at Sudbury can be found here: http://americans.sudburysuffolk.co.uk/life-and-death-with-the-486th-bom…

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 833rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-760522
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 835th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 715688
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 835th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32516204
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 833rd Bomb Squadron
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 833rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-771285
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: The Bold Sea Rover
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 486th Bomb Group 733rd Bomb Squadron 835th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Sagittarius / Sagittarias
  • Unit: 449th Bomb Group 486th Bomb Group 833rd Bomb Squadron 834th Bomb Squadron 716th Bomb Squadron
The nose art of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-29490) nicknamed "Gemini ?" of the 486th Bomb Group. The nose art was painted by artist Phillip S. Brinkman.
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Gemini
  • Unit: 451st Bomb Group 486th Bomb Group Base Air Depot 2 832nd Bomb Squadron 834th Bomb Squadron 725th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Gunga Din
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 833rd Bomb Squadron 835th Bomb Squadron 857th Bomb Squadron 492nd Bomb Group Carpetbaggers
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Pisces
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 834th Bomb Squadron 461st Bomb Group 766th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date15 Dec 2018 20:10:22
ContributorKnickjh72
Date27 Sep 2014 18:02:18
ContributorAAM
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / Roger Freeman, The Mighty Eighth War Manual (London, 1991)

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