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Capt. Robert J. Whitney, from a group photo taken after 30th March [1945] bombing mission to Hannover, Germany. The photo was taken at RAF Sudbury, near Acton, England. Photo is from the US National Archives, and from the official web page of the 835th Bombardment Squadron: https://486th.org/Photos/Crew2/SmithH.htm

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Units

  • 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

    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

    Squadron
    *Taken from the official web page of the '486th Bomb Group Association' (https://486th.org/BS835/index.htm)* ...

People

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2021 17:48:15 hansvonmaltzahn Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

From the 'gallery' of the official web page of the 835th Bombardment Squadron at: https://486th.org/Photos/Crew2/SmithH.htm

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