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  • 387th Bomb Group

    387th Bomb Group

    The 387th Bomb Group flew just under thirty missions with the Eighth Air Force before being transferred to the Ninth Air Force in October 1943. The Group remained at Chipping Ongar, Essex after being reassigned and continued to hit targets in France....

  • 558th Bomb Squadron


  • Richard Ainsworth

    Military | Pilot
    Rich Ainsworth told me that he had graduated from all fighter pilot schools, number three in his class. One day soon after graduation the CO called a formation. The CO called out names starting with "A", Ainsworth was called and sent to fly B26s as a...

  • Warren Butterfield

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier Navigator
    WARREN H. BUTTERFIELD, 0-7627Q5, 1st Lieutenant, Air Corps, 387th Bombardment Group (M). For extraordinary achievement against the enemy on 19 November 1944. While serving as lead bombardier on a mission in conjunction with the ground forces, Lt...

  • Ralph Craig

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Armorer Gunner
    From Akron, Ohio b.27 Aug 1923 ...

  • Frederick Floyd

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Armorer Gunner

  • Benjamin Hicks

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot

  • John Kim

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner


Date Contributor Update
01 April 2017 17:43:51 Mike Smith Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and person associations

Updated Ben Hicks profile with pictures from his 93 year old brother Buck Hicks.