840th Bomb Squadron

Squadron
media-19684.jpeg UPL 19684 'HUNGARY--After completing it's bomb run over Budapest Farencvaros Railroad yards on 14 July 1944, this Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was the victim of a direct hit by flak. Five of the crew were seen to have bailed out, and the plane crashed'.
Incredible picture of "Mizpah" 42-32109 ( 840th BS, 483rd BG lost on Budapest mission 14 Jul 1944, 88 mm flak shell exploded in the nose, killing navigator and bombardier, pilot Swanson kept plane flying about 10 mn before bale out ). The aircraft crashed near Dunavecse, Hungary.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A05477-53820AC.

MACR 6901

Object Number - UPL 19684 - 'HUNGARY--After completing it's bomb run over Budapest Farencvaros Railroad yards on 14 July 1944, this Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was the victim of...

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Unit: 840th Bomb Squadron 483rd Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: O-757678
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
Stephen H. Barton
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 840th Bomb Squadron 483rd Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: 31126614
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 483rd Bomb Group 840th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-692849
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 483rd Bomb Group 840th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37668840
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Assistant Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 483rd Bomb Group 840th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 42008062
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Bombardier

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 483rd Bomb Group 840th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 483rd Bomb Group 840th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 483rd Bomb Group 840th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Pecks Bad Boys
  • Unit: 483rd Bomb Group 840th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Sport
  • Unit: 483rd Bomb Group 840th Bomb Squadron

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Sources

Museum of Aviation at Robins AFB, GA: https://www.museumofaviation.org/483rd.php

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