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Standing:
Lt Harry D McCabe Co-Pilot : Lt Richard A Stresser Navigator : Capt Marion G Lloyd Pilot :
FO Richard M Schankel : Sgt John Coutinho Flight Engineer
Kneeling:
Sgt John A Langenberg Radio Operator : Sgt Clifford A Stocking Jr Gunner : Sgt Robert Kumle Tail Gunner
Sgt Paul J Sullivan Gunner : M/Sgt Paul E Wiley Crew Chief

Connections

Units

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    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...

People

  • John Coutinho

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner

  • Robert Kumle

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner

  • John Langenberg

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator

  • Marion Lloyd

    Military | Captain | Pilot

  • Harry McCabe

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Richard Schankel

    Military | Major | Bombardier

  • Clifford Stocking

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Mechanic-Gunner; Engineer
    Photographed 'Little Warrior' being shot down on 29 June 1944 over Falerslaben, Germany. This picture is considered by many to be one of the most used photos of WW II. Copy was hanging in the Air Force Museum in Dayton, OH. Also served in the 15th AF...

  • Richard Stresser

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Paul Sullivan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner

  • Paul Wiley

    Military | Master Sergeant | Crew Chief

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2018 08:28:03 Darren Jelley Changes to caption
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Corrected spelling Harry McCabe surname

493rd BG Archives
www.493bgdebach.co.uk

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2018 06:20:22 Rick Schankel Changes to caption
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Corrected my father's middle initial.

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2018 14:29:10 Jeff Coleman Changes to place associations
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Jeff Coleman

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2018 13:50:09 Jeff Coleman Changes to unit associations
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Jeff Coleman

Date Contributor Update
27 April 2018 16:44:40 Jeff Coleman Changes to caption
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Jeff Coleman

Date Contributor Update
27 April 2018 16:33:50 Jeff Coleman Changes to person associations
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Jeff Coleman/Darren Jelley

Date Contributor Update
27 April 2018 16:29:05 Jeff Coleman Created entry with caption and person associations
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Jeff Coleman/Darren Jelley

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