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Lt. Luverne F Abendroth. 3rd Scouting Force, ex 486th Bomb Group. Flew 42 missions with 3SF but details of assigned a/c currently unknown. He is seen here being congratulated by Vince Masters.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 3rd Scouting Force

    3rd Scouting Force

    The 3rd Scouting Force was unique in that it operated P-51s and B-17s simultaneously, flying weather reconnaissance and escort missions for the 8th Air Force's Bomb Groups. ...

  • 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...

  • 832nd Bomb Squadron


  • Luverne Abendroth

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 832BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 3rd Scouting Force. Ended Tour Duty (ETD).

  • Vincent Masters

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    1st Pilot to Lead Pilot to Squadron Operations Officer. Completed required 28 missions. ...


  • Wormingford

    Military site : airfield
    Wormingford was a Royal Flying Corps/RAF anti-Zeppelin aircraft Landing Ground First World War, rebuilt for the Eighth Air Force 1942-43. It was a Ninth Air Force base from 1943-44, and home to the 362nd Fighter Group. Switching back to the Eighth Air...


Date Contributor Update
20 June 2016 17:36:55 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations

Date Contributor Update
20 June 2016 15:33:22 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations