850th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

Object Number - UPL 6537 - Technical Sergeant Paul Broome of the 490th Bomb Group Handwritten caption on reverse: ''In flight B-17 over England Early 1945

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Based

Cheddington

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 490th Bomb Group 850th Bomb Squadron
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 490th Bomb Group 850th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-723563
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 490th Bomb Group 850th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 70211888
  • Role/Job: Airplane Mechanic-Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 490th Bomb Group 850th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18190381
  • Role/Job: Supply Clerk
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 490th Bomb Group 850th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32430175
  • Role/Job: Airplane and Engine Mechanic

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 801st Bomb Group 850th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 801st Bomb Group 850th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 801st Bomb Group 850th Bomb Squadron
A B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-94812) nickname "Little Warrior" of the 493rd Bomb Group in flight with its engines aflame. A veteran has handwritten on the reverse: 'To Roger Freeman, from a friend, Clifford Stocking. I took the picture 493rd BG, 862nd Sqd.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Little warrior
  • Unit: 490th Bomb Group 493rd Bomb Group 850th Bomb Squadron 861st Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Baby Bug, Baby Bug II, Baby Bug III
  • Unit: 490th Bomb Group 493rd Bomb Group 801st Bomb Group 406th Bomb Squadron 850th Bomb Squadron 862nd Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date19 Mar 2015 10:50:58
Contributorrossingtonj
Sources

Type added

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:51
ContributorAAM
Sources

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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