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Kraut Stomper-Pilot R Jones (Pic from a reversed negative and take prior to naming her KRAUT STOMPER



  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    The 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1 Mar 42 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15 May 42. the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida, to continue advanced flight training and also to fly antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico. They...

  • 863rd Bomb Squadron



  • 44-6808 Kraut Stomper

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 18/11/44; Grenier 24/11/44; Assigned 863BS/493BG Debach 29/11/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/7/45; Sth Plains 8/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 28/11/45. ...

  • 44-6808 Kraut Stomper

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    With 493rd, 863rd


  • Debach

    Military site : airfield
    Debach was one of the last Eighth Air Force heavy bomber bases to be completed. It was built by the 820th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) between late '43 and early '44. Pronounced locally as 'Deb-idge', the base was built to a class A standard with...

  • Little Walden

    Military site : airfield
    Little Walden was built as a Class A airfield suitable for American heavy bombers. The 409th Bomb Group, as part of the Ninth Air Force, was stationed at the base between March and September 1944, flying A-20 Havocs. ...

  • 493rd Bomb Group Museum

    Other location


Date Contributor Update
25 February 2021 17:01:05 b78eemer Changes to caption

Image in possession of Son of R Jones

Date Contributor Update
02 September 2017 15:14:03 b78eemer Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

personal records, DD214