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Bernard W Kyes

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 506th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 769

    29 December 1944

  • 770

    30 December 1944

  • 774

    1 January 1945

  • 778

    3 January 1945

  • 798

    17 January 1945

  • 803

    21 January 1945

  • 811

    29 January 1945

  • 813

    31 January 1945

  • 824

    9 February 1945

  • 832

    15 February 1945

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Associated Place

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

Events

Event Location Date
Born

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 March 2020 04:04:38 Mick H Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Aircraft Numbers out of the Combat Missions Reports of Aircraft and Flight Crew from 44th Bomb Group Veterans Association / Historian . In your Aircraft list you are missing 42-50643, 42-51351, 42-51552, 42-52643, 42-94883, 42-99967, 44-10524, 44-50682, 44-50691. All are Aircraft Lt. Kyes went on Missions in.

Date Contributor Update
08 March 2020 23:18:05 Mick H Changes to place associations and mission associations
Sources

Missions from 44th Bomb Group Veterans Association / Historian That He was in.

Date Contributor Update
08 March 2020 20:44:03 Mick H Changes to role
Sources

44th Bomb Group Veterans Association

Date Contributor Update
08 March 2020 20:38:36 Mick H Changes to highest rank
Sources

From 44th Bomb Group Association / Historian Mission Dated Sunday April 08, 1945 He was a 2nd Lieutenant and the next Mission Dated Tuesday April 10, 1945 He is listed as 1st Lieutenant from there out.

Date Contributor Update
08 March 2020 20:24:47 Mick H Changes to nickname and awards
Sources

Air Medal for Lt.Bernard Kyes is in www.chippewavalleyww2.org/BernardW.Kyes he is my Uncle. I also have the AC numbers he piloted and the missions he was on from the 44th Bomb Group Veterans Association / Historian.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://8thairforce.com/44thbg/search/perlastname.asp

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