861st Bomb Squadron

Squadron
media-39778.jpeg UPL 39778 861st Sqd 493rd BG Ground Crews
Debach, UK Oct 24, 1944

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Object Number - UPL 39778 - 861st Sqd 493rd BG Ground Crews Debach, UK Oct 24, 1944

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Based

Debach

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 861st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32826432
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 861st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-137637
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 861st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37489210
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 861st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15098929
  • Highest Rank: Corporal
  • Role/Job: Clerk, General
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 861st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19081956
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Bolicat
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 861st Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 861st Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 861st Bomb Squadron
The B-24H Liberator, 42-94812, named, Little Warrior, in 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-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 861st Bomb Squadron

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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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