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491st Bomb Group, May 2009. The final Annual Reunion at the 8th Air Force Museum, Savannah, Georgia, USA. 40 Members were in attendance.



  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...


  • Robert Bacher

    Military | Navigator
    Bob Bacher signed up to the AAF. Cadet programme in November 1942 but was not called up until June 1943. He was initially trained as a bombardier, then in December 1943 as an advanced navigator. He eventually arrived at North Pickenham flying on his...

  • Russell Baker


  • Russell Baker

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator/Mechanic/Gunner

  • Hugh Bennett

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Active Duty, Jan 23, '43 to Oct 13,'45. Radio School at Salt Lake City,Gunnery Course at Tucson, AZ. Assigned to Dave Hicks crew, Flew 31 combat missions. Last mission on 9/11/44. . Taught the Martin Upper Turret to Officers until the war ended in 1995...

  • Vincent Cahill

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    He was recalled in 1951 staying in the Air Force for a total 33 years. Air Medal w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster/ ACM/ EAMECM 4BS/ WWIIVM

  • James Campbell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot
    18 missions AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Aldolph Carbone


  • Farish Chandler

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator
    Enlisted in 1942 and served in WW2, The Korean war and The Vietnam war, before retiring in 1969 as a lieutenant colonel. ...

  • Kenneth Clark

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    INT Had mechanical failure and landed in Switzerland on 7/12/44 in B-24 #4251113

  • Joseph D'Arienzo

    Military | Staff Sergeant | AAF Gunnery Instructor; Gunner
    Was actually a gunnery instructor at the base in England. If they ever needed a gunner for replacement on a mission he would then be sent with a crew. He completed about 16 missions

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From the private collection of Chris "Drake" Dracopoulos.