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Tail Turret of 43-38264 after Magdeburg 12 Sept 1944 Front



  • 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...


  • 43-38264

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/7/44; Hunter 22/7/44; Dow Fd 3/8/44; Assigned 863BS/493BG [G6- ] Debach 4/8/44; detailed Magdeburg 12/9/44, 493rd BG mission 55, with the George M Durgin crew (who normally flew in ULPY 43-38241 which was not mission ready);...


Date Contributor Update
21 September 2021 16:03:21 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations and place associations

Removed associations which are not depicted in the image. Associations to be made in the AIRCRAFT record.

Date Contributor Update
21 September 2021 15:30:56 Darren Jelley Changes to caption

Removed reference to ULPY

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2018 11:29:18 Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

493rd BG Archives Debach