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Richard Carroll Sparkman

Military

1922-2015

Service

People

Units served with

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    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...

  • 835th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-37952 Norah, Norah's Flak Magnet

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/6/44; Kearney 20/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned 833BS/486BG [4N-H] Sudbury 2/7/44; transferred 832BS [3R-V], then 835BS [H8-F]; 99m Returned to the USA Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 9/7/45; Reconstruction...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2015 01:06:48 esparkman Changes to biography and media associations
Sources

Info from Emily Sparkman, granddaughter of the airman.

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2015 00:49:56 esparkman Changes to middlename, nickname, highest rank, role, biography, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Information from Emily Sparkman, granddaughter of the airman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / WWW.486th.org roster

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