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Kenneth W Raisch




  • Melvin Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 489th Bomb Group

  • Ralph Belward

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot | 489th Bomb Group
    One mission to Germany over France we were at 23,000 ft and were caught in B-17 air turbulance and our right wing stalled out causing us to nearly rollover on our back. John Van Winkle (Rip) and I were both busier than a cat on a tin roof. We...

  • Gordon Cave

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 489th Bomb Group

  • Walter Davis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 489th Bomb Group

  • Olphert McNichol

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 489th Bomb Group

  • Homer Smith

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 489th Bomb Group

  • John Van Winkle

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 489th Bomb Group

  • Charles Wood

    Military | Sergeant | 489th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 489th Bomb Group

    489th Bomb Group

    The 489th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Halesworth, Suffolk, for several months from May 1944 until later in the year. The Group flew tactical missions in support of ground forces in northern France. It was in this tactical role that the crews...

  • 846th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...


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31 May 2021 01:14:01 acbernstein1 Changes to person associations and place associations


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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit History