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William Junior Shiffer



  • 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...


  • William Shiffer

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Flight Engineer; Gunner
    William J. Shiffer, flying on a bombing mission out of Eye on 1 September 1944, was one of 3 airmen to survive a mid-air collision over France between two USA bomber planes. Member of the Kirklin crew; lead crew. The squadron was returning home from a...


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
07 March 2016 22:23:16 Jill Shiffer Gehrig Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Jill Shiffer Gehrig; daughter