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Joseph S Bingham

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Spandau on 10/6/44 in B-17 #4338180
He died 31 July 1991

Service

Units served with

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 848th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38180

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/7/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Grenier 20/7/44; Assigned 848BS/490BG Eye 22/7/44; Missing in Action Berlin 6/10/44 with Bill McLennan, Joe Bingham, Morris Chakansky, Len Smith (4 Prisoner of War); Art Bubendorf, Larry Grubisich, Bob Moyer,...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Davensport, Iowa, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2022 09:55:03 Helen Changes to biography
Sources

490th BG AF News January 1992

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9529 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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