851st Bomb Squadron

Squadron
A bomber crew of the 490th Bomb Group with a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number ) nicknamed "Lotta Stern". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Picture taken February 1945. Crew of "Gotham" C-Charlie. 851st Squadron, 490th Bomb Group 8th AF. 1st row kneeling left to right: Robert Showalter, ball turret gunner, Norman Borgman, tail gunner, Milton Sanford, radio operator, Gordon Handrell, flight engineer, Russell March, waist gunner. 2nd row standing, left to right: Chas Molloy, navigator, John Smith, co-pilot

Object Number - FRE 2099 - A bomber crew of the 490th Bomb Group with a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number ) nicknamed "Lotta Stern". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Picture...

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 490th Bomb Group 851st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36667276
  • Role/Job: Radar Mechanic, Sea Search
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 490th Bomb Group 851st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36853275
  • Role/Job: Power Turret and Gunsight Mechanic
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 490th Bomb Group 851st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39576430
  • Role/Job: Airplane Armorer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 490th Bomb Group 851st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11084049
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator-Mechanic-Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 490th Bomb Group 851st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 38352233
  • Role/Job: Clerk-Typist

Aircraft

The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 43-37907) nicknamed "Carolina Moon" of the 490th Bomb Group. Image by Captain Arnold Delmonico, photographic officer 490th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'Carolina Moon 78 ops.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Carolina Moon
  • Unit: 490th Bomb Group 851st Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 490th Bomb Group 832nd Bomb Squadron 851st Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Little Miss Mary Kay
  • Unit: 490th Bomb Group 851st Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 490th Bomb Group 851st Bomb Squadron
The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "$5 With Breakfast" of the 490th Bomb Group. Image by Captain Arnold Delmonico, photographic officer 490th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: '$5 & Breakfast [sic] B17 Eye.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: £5 with Breakfast
  • Unit: 490th Bomb Group 851st Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date19 Mar 2015 10:53:20
Contributorrossingtonj
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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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