853rd Bomb Squadron

Squadron
The insignia of the 853rd Bomb Squadron, 491st Bomb Group.

Object Number - FRE 5224 - The insignia of the 853rd Bomb Squadron, 491st Bomb Group.

Commanding Officers

Squadron staff of the 853rd Bomb Squadron, 491st Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '853rd Staff-Sq, 491st BG, Early '45. L-R Shoemaker- Asst Ops, Prochaska- Aim (not sure of spelling), Stepney- CO, Fillon- Ops, Leppert- Nav, Mercado- Bomb (not sure of position).'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 853rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: AO 406985
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Squadron Commander

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Based

Metfield

Based

North Pickenham

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 853rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 853rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 853rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 853rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33621138
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 853rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Problem Child
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 853rd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: The Unlimited
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 853rd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: 150
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 853rd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Pappy's Yokum
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 853rd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Chris Crate
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 491st Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 853rd Bomb Squadron

Mission

  • Date: 26 November 1944

Revisions

Date19 Mar 2015 10:53:07
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Type added

Date8 Mar 2015 17:17:34
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Date8 Mar 2015 17:11:39
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Date5 Mar 2015 13:52:04
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Date4 Mar 2015 13:31:25
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Date4 Mar 2015 13:29:55
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Date4 Mar 2015 13:27:52
ContributorTimothy McKeown
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C. Timothy McKeown

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:51
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 / 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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