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My Dad , back row 2nd from the left
Ashley Crew
Ashley, Gil pilot
Smith, Ron co- pilot
Zeien, Cliff Bombardier
Lewis, Wm. Navigator
Front ...
Carl Woodward (cpl) Crew Chief
Harvey Miller, (Sgt) top turret
Daniel Weinman (Sgt) Nose gunner
Thomas Whitfield (Sgt) Engineer
Richard Dawson (Sgt) radio
Snglich (cpl) tail gunner



  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 835th Bomb Squadron


  • Gilbert Ashley

    Military | Captain | Pilot

  • Richard Dawson

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator

  • William Lewis

    Military | Navigator
    Member of Ashley crew

  • Harvey Miller

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner
    Member of Ashley crew. Drafted in February 1943 he trained as a gunner/mechanic and was assigned to a crew in March 1944. They picked up a B-24 and flew to England via the southern route. He flew on 30 combat missions, their plane never being seriously...

  • Rolland Smith

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot/Pilot
    Member of Ashley crew

  • Daniel Weinman

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner
    Member of Ashley crew

  • Thomas Whitfield

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer


  • Sudbury

    Military site : airfield
    Situated between the villages of Great Waldingfield and Acton, the airfield was used by the 486th Bomb Group from March 1944 to August 1945. Facilities for administrative offices for the Combat Wing were also made available here and along with barrack...


Date Contributor Update
17 January 2016 00:12:01 466thHistorian Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2016 23:55:04 Shmitty Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and person associations

Scott D Smith
Rolland (Ron) D Smith's Son