486th Bombing staff and lead bombardiers (back of photo has 3 names: Richard H. Douglas, Edward M. Borger, James E. Silger). Richard Douglas is third from left, back row. William J. Zeli, Bombardier for the 486th/835th, is likely also in this group, and it would be appreciated if someone in the know would be able to point him out.
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...
Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
See the official crew and mission list of Capt. Robert J. Whitney at: https://486th.org/BS832/Whitney.htm
Military | Lieutenant | Navigator
Member of McElroy crew
Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
See the 'Crew and Mission Info' for Lt. George 'Hunter' D. Smith's 835th Bomb. Squadron crew at the official 486th Bomb. Group web page at this address: https://486th.org/BS835/SmithG.htm
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...