856th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

Object Number - UPL 20931 - B-24J-150-CO #44-40169 "Bottle Baby" Code: 5Z-I 492nd BG - 856th BS Shot down 20 June 1944 - Milton K. Goodridge Crew

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Based

North Pickenham

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 856th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 856th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 495th Fighter Training Group 856th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ground Crew; Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 856th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 856th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 93rd Bomb Group 329th Bomb Squadron 856th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 755th Bomb Squadron 856th Bomb Squadron 857th Bomb Squadron 858th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Little Lulu
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 856th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: The Lady Will
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 856th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: - Lynn Bari II
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 506th Bomb Squadron 856th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date19 Mar 2015 10:52:47
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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