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Capt. Robert J. Whitney, from a group photo taken after 4 Aug, 1944, bombing mission over Hamburg, Germany. The photo was taken at RAF Sudbury, Sudbury, Suffolk, 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

NOTE: The month on the caption of this photo is mistakenly put down as March, but Lt. George Smith's crew flew missions only from May 1944 until the beginning of September 1944, and March does not fall anywhere between May and September. See 'G. Smith's crew photo and mission log' at the official 835th Bomb. Squadron page at this address: https://486th.org/BS835/SmithG.htm

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  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

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    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...

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  • Robert Whitney

    Military | Captain | Flight Commander
    "Capt. Whitney arrives at Station 174, RAF Sudbury, with his first group of replacements [crew] in mid-July of 1944; they travelled over to England in the B17G that they nicknamed the "Pogo Stick" (fate and s/n of aircraft is unknown). He flies his...

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Date Contributor Update
30 October 2021 19:24:36 hansvonmaltzahn Changes to caption
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NOTE: The month on the caption of this crew photo is mistakenly put down as March, but Lt. George Smith's crew flew missions only from May 1944 until the beginning of September 1944, and March does not fall anywhere between May and September. See 'G. Smith's crew photo and mission log' at the official 835th Bomb. Squadron page at this address: https://486th.org/BS835/SmithG.htm

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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