836th Bomb Squadron

Squadron
A side view of a B-17G Flying Fortress (2G-C, serial number 43-37068) of the 836th Bomb Squadron, 487th Bomb Group that crash-landed at St. Margaret's. Official caption on image: "ISAD - 5627 - 2 - Crash Landing - B-17G - 43-37068 - St. Margaret's - R.Z." media-414538.jpg FRE 8523 A side view of a B-17G Flying Fortress (2G-C, serial number 43-37068) of the 836th Bomb Squadron, 487th Bomb Group that crash-landed at St. Margaret's. Official caption on image: "ISAD - 5627 - 2 - Crash Landing - B-17G - 43-37068 - St. Margaret's - R.Z." Roger Freeman Collection

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

Object Number - FRE 8523 - A side view of a B-17G Flying Fortress (2G-C, serial number 43-37068) of the 836th Bomb Squadron, 487th Bomb Group that crash-landed at St....

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Unit stations

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Lavenham

People

Anthony Abatsis in uniform kneeling in front of Quonset Hut
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 487th Bomb Group 836th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 487th Bomb Group 836th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12179991
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 487th Bomb Group 836th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-826831
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 487th Bomb Group 836th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33730634
  • Highest Rank: Technician Third Grade
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 487th Bomb Group 836th Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 487th Bomb Group 836th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Flak Hack
  • Unit: 487th Bomb Group 836th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Ramp Rooster
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 487th Bomb Group 602nd Bomb Squadron 836th Bomb Squadron
B-17 Flying Fortresses nicknamed "London Avenger", nicknamed "Bermondsley Battler", nicknamed "Rotherhithe's Revenge" and nicknamed "Bermondsley" of the 379th Bomb Group, 15 February 1944. Passed for publication 16 Feb 1944. Censor no: 305411. Handwritten caption on reverse: '16/2/44.' Printed caption on reverse: ' CHRISTENS U.S. FORTRESS BOMBER. Feb. 16th, 1944. As an appreciation of £800,000 raised during Bermondsey's Wings for Victory Week., the people of Bermondsey christened a U.S. Fortress bomber "
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Eleanor Maureen : Bermondsey
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron 34th Bomb Group 487th Bomb Group 836th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 487th Bomb Group 836th Bomb Squadron

Related media

  • Media Type: Video
  • Collection Name: Rob Edwards collection
  • Object Number: UPL 29770
  • Description: Video and photographs of four memorials in Eastern England to seven lost planes.
  • Media Type: Document
  • Collection Name: Unit histories
  • Object Number: UPL 60387
  • Description: 487th Bomb Group Unit History complete copy. Resembling a college yearbook, unit histories were an unofficial – and often tongue-in-cheek – record of...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: UPL 72750
  • Description: My father witnessed the crash of B-24 41-28822 in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Belgium, on the 23th of June 1944. I documented the whole incident and was...

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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 / 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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