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Ralph W Allen




  • Edward Kinzler

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Kinzler crew

Units served with

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb 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


Associated Place

  • Eye

    Military site : airfield
    Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...


Event Location Date
490th BG Combat Tour Eye Airfield, UK June 1944 – November 1944


Date Contributor Update
09 October 2020 20:27:28 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations

photo evidence

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:54 AAM AAM ingest

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