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  • 3rd Air Division

    3rd Air Division

    In December 1944, the 3rd Bomb Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...


  • Ervin Aholt

    Military | First Lieutenant | Lead Navigator

  • Harold Carlson

    Military | Sergeant | Crew Chief

  • Jay Cowan

    Military | Master Sergeant | 490th Ground Crew Leader
    Jay Dee Cowan was born on October 11, 1919 in Loredo, Texas. ...

  • William Holland

    Military | Master Sergeant

  • Fritz Juell

    Military | Sergeant | Crew Chief

  • Jack Kinzer

    Military | Master Sergeant (1st Grade) | Aerial Gunner

  • Henry Macarty

    Military | First Lieutenant | Lead Navigator
    Flew on B-17G 44-8444 Treble Four. RTD Crashed at Hods on 24 Dec 1944 in B-17G 44-8444 'Treble Four'.

  • Ambrose Majchrzak

    Military | Master Sergeant (1st Grade) | Crew chief
    Assigned to 391BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Crew chief, 84 x missions without aborts earned a Bronze star. ETD Awards: BS, GC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Parks

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot

  • Scott Roberts

    Military | First Lieutenant | Lead Navigator
    B-17G #42-98019 'Mutzie 'B''.

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  • 44-8158 BOBBY SOX

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 24//6/44; Langley 27/7/44; Dow Fd 17/8/44; Assigned 4BS/34BG Mendlesham 18/4/44; transferred 850BS/490BG Debach 20/8/44; 332BS/94BG [XM-Q] Rougham 5/45; Returned to the USA 593 BU Charleston 28/10/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation...


  • Eye

    Military site : airfield
    Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...


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03 February 2016 06:38:34 Bluejay89 Created entry with collection, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

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