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LT George D. 'Hunter' Smith's Crew.

LT Smith is standing 2nd from left, and CAPT Whitney is standing at the extreme right. This photo was taken after their return from the March 30th [1945] Mission to Hamburg. (National Archives)



  • 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' (* ...


  • Clarence Clandellya

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner, B24H/B17G

  • Melvin Kirkpatrick

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Gunner, B24H/B17G

  • Morton Love

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator, B24H/B17G

  • Marvin Lutes

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer and Right Waist Gunner, B-24H/B-17G.

  • John Mason

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Copilot, B24H/B17G

  • George Sherlock

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, B24H/B17G

  • George Smith

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot, B24H/B17G

  • C. Weroch

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner, B24H/B17G

  • Robert Whitney

    Military | Captain | Flight Commander

  • William Zeli

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier, B24H/B17G


  • 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
15 April 2021 18:00:07 hansvonmaltzahn Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

From the US National Archives & the official web page of the 835th Bomb Squadron: