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486 Bomb Group, 8th Airforce, 835 Bomb Squadron 1944:
LT. John S. Simmons - Pilot (first) - center top row;
LT. Webster O. McCarthy - Co-Pilot (second) - "Mac" - 2nd top row from left;
LT. Lowell W. Markert - Dead Reckoning Navigator - "Low" -1st top row from left;
LT. Frank P. Tamburino Bombardier - "Tambie" - 4th top row left or 2nd top row from right;
SGT. W. L. Whitney - Ball Gunner - "Win" - end top row left or 1st top row right;
SSGT. Oresto J. Angelini - Flight Engenier
SSGT. Henry A. Gutenstein - Radio Operator
SGT. Norton M. Lehner - Right Waist Gunner;
SSGT. George M. Peppard - Tail Gunner.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 835th Bomb Squadron

    835th Bomb Squadron

    *Taken from the official web page of the '486th Bomb Group Association' (* ...


  • Oresto Angelini


  • Henry Gutenstein


  • Norton Lehner

    Military | Waist Gunner
    Member of SimmonsJ crew

  • Lowell Markert

    Military | Navigator
    Member of Simmons crew

  • Webster McCarthy

    Military | Pilot
    Member of SimmonsJ crew

  • George Peppard

    Military | Waist Gunner
    Member of SimmonsJ crew

  • John Simmons

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    B24 Commander John S. Simmons Jr., graduated from Blytheville Army Airfield, Arkansas, Class 1943-H. Lived in Danville, Virginia with wife, Virginia. Was part of 486 Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, 835 Bomb Squadron in 1944). Home Base: Sudbury, England...

  • Frank Tamburino

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Frank John Tamburino was a Lt. and bombardier in a crew under Commander John S. Simmons Jr., 486 Bomb Group, 8th US Airforce, 835 Bomb Squadron in 1944. During his time of service from 1942-1946, he was awarded the Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf clusters...

  • William Whitney



  • 43-37954 Goin' Jesse

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/6/44; Kearney 27/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned 835BS/486BG [H8-K then C] Sudbury 8/7/44; 79m Returned to the USA Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 10/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal...


  • Sudbury

    Military site : airfield
    Situated between the villages of Great Waldingfield and Acton, the airfield was used by the 486th Bomb Group from March 1944 to August 1945. Facilities for administrative offices for the Combat Wing were also made available here and along with barrack...


Date Contributor Update
12 March 2020 19:17:01 PatD Changes to caption

Frank J. Tamburino's daughter, Patricia (Tamburino) Dillon - editorial changes.

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2019 22:40:59 PatD Changes to caption


Date Contributor Update
26 October 2019 22:29:42 PatD Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Daughter's family photos.