489th Bomb Group

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The insignia of the 489th Bomb Group.

Object Number - FRE 5220 - The insignia of the 489th Bomb Group.

The 489th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Halesworth, Suffolk, for several months from May 1944 until later in the year. The Group flew tactical missions in support of ground forces in northern France. It was in this tactical role that the crews carried out saturation bombing before the final Allied breakthrough at St. Lo in July 1944 and dropped food and ammunition into France and Holland.

See unit history website: http://489th-bomb-group-museum.org/489th-group-history/

Browse 489th Bomb Group photographs and other documents in the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library digital archive here: www.2ndair.org.uk/digitalarchive/Dashboard/Index/47

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Based

Halesworth 1944-05-01 - 1944-11-29

Encompassing

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 489th Bomb Group 630th Materiel Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Private First Class
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 369th Air Service Group 489th Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 489th Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 369th Air Service Group 489th Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Corporal
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 489th Bomb Group 846th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 489th Bomb Group 844th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 489th Bomb Group 845th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 489th Bomb Group 847th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 489th Bomb Group 846th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Sky Wolves
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 489th Bomb Group 564th Bomb Squadron 844th Bomb Squadron

Mission

Revisions

Date3 Feb 2022 19:40:05
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Changed key image.

Date3 Feb 2022 19:39:01
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Added 489th BG patch.

Date9 Mar 2018 15:33:28
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2nd Air Division Memorial Library

Date13 Mar 2015 15:25:08
Contributorrossingtonj
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Type added.

Date12 Dec 2014 10:33:25
ContributorLucy May
Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:46
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / The Mighty Eighth. A History of the Units, Men and Machines of the US 8th Air Force.' by Roger A. Freeman (1989). 'Air Force Combat Units of World War II' compiled by the Department of the US Air Force, edited by Maurice Maurer (1983). / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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