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Capt David L Conger Pilot 493rd BG.



  • 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...



  • 43-38276 The Shack II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/7/44; Hunter 25/7/44; Dow Fd 7/8/44; Assigned 862BS/493BG Debach 8/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 8/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 26...

  • 44-40298 'The Shack'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 861BS, 493BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
18 April 2018 20:32:18 Darren Jelley Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

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