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Si Spiegel at the dedication of the 490th Bomb Group Memorial, 29 May 2016



  • 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...

  • 849th Bomb Squadron


  • Si Spiegel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Si Spiegel served as a pilot with the 849th Bomb Squadron of the 490th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Eye, England. ...


  • 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
05 June 2016 14:25:17 usxpat Created entry with caption, unit associations and place associations

Photograph: Laurie Atkins 2016