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See the official crew and mission list of Capt. Robert J. Whitney at: https://486th.org/BS832/Whitney.htm

Service

People

  • Richard Douglas

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 486th Bomb Group
    See the official crew and mission list of Capt. Robert J. Whitney at: https://486th.org/BS832/Whitney.htm

  • W. Douglas

    Military | Pin Point Navigator | 486th Bomb Group
    See the official crew and mission list of Capt. Robert J. Whitney at: https://486th.org/BS832/Whitney.htm

  • James Groat

    Military | Radio Operator Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    See the official crew and mission list of Capt. Robert J. Whitney at: https://486th.org/BS832/Whitney.htm

  • George Nason

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 486th Bomb Group
    See the official crew and mission list of Capt. Robert J. Whitney at: https://486th.org/BS832/Whitney.htm

  • Douglas Putnam

    Military | Tail Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    See the official crew and mission list of Capt. Robert J. Whitney at: https://486th.org/BS832/Whitney.htm

  • Erwin Tomaszewski

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    See the official crew and mission list of Capt. Robert J. Whitney at: https://486th.org/BS832/Whitney.htm

  • Roy Vehlow

    Military | First Lieutenant | Copilot | 486th Bomb Group
    See the official crew and mission list of Capt. Robert J. Whitney at: https://486th.org/BS832/Whitney.htm

  • Richard Warlick

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Gunner, Flight Engineer & Top Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Member of Cloud crew. ALSO: See the official crew and mission list of Capt. Robert J. Whitney at: https://486th.org/BS832/Whitney.htm

  • Raymond Weeks

    Military | Corporal | Assts. Armorer & Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    See the official crew and mission list of Capt. Robert J. Whitney at: https://486th.org/BS832/Whitney.htm

  • Robert Whitney

    Military | Captain | Flight Commander | 486th Bomb Group
    "Capt. Whitney arrives at Station 174, RAF Sudbury, with his first group of replacements [crew] in mid-July of 1944; they travelled over to England in the B17G that they nicknamed the "Pogo Stick" (fate and s/n of aircraft is unknown). He flies his...

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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...

  • 832nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-37820

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/5/44; Kearney 7/6/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned 832BS/486BG [4N-A] Sudbury 28/6/44; 833BS [3R-T]; [75m Missing in Action Brandenburg 10/4/45 with Melvin Thaler, Carl Oestreich, Don Wheeler, Art Greenfield togg), Neal Fielder, Chas...

  • 43-37835

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/5/44; Hunter 6/6/44; Presque Is 28/6/44; Assigned 833BS/486BG [4N-B] Sudbury 2/7/44, then 832BS [3R-B]; 81m Returned to the USA Bradley 8/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 10/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold...

  • 43-37910

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/6/44; Kearney 17/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned 832BS/486BG [3R-C] Sudbury 2/7/44; 38m crashed on take off for Misburg 31/12/44 with Virgil Raddatz, Co-pilot: Ken Hart, Navigator: Bill Winship, Ex Navigator: Fred Koehn, Bombardier...

  • 43-37959 Flak Plow

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/6/44; Kearney 20/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned 834BS/486BG [2S-K] Sudbury 8/7/44; `77m` battle damaged Koblenz 19/9/44 with Jim Shaw, Co-pilot: John Slaton; Navigator: Edwin Hoffner, Bombardier: Jim Martin,ettg-George Ross, Radio...

  • 43-37992

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned 832BS/486BG [3R-P] Sudbury 11/7/44; `49m` battle damaged Chemnitz 6/2/45 with Bruce Evans, all crew [KIA]; crash landed Truleigh Hill, Upper Beeding, four miles N of Shoreham, Sx, UK,...

  • 44-8002

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 11/5/44; Langley 24/6/44; Dow Fd 11/7/44; Assigned 401BG Deenethorpe 13/7/44; transferred 838BS/486BG [4N-A] Sudbury 14/7/44; flak damage 10/1/45 with Dean Eakin (Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Dan Casey (brought ship home safely in...

  • 44-8025

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 14/5/44; Langley 3/7/44; Dow Fd 24/7/44; Assigned 833BS/486BG [4N-B] Sudbury 26/7/44; [42m] Salvaged 9AF 10/5/45.

  • 44-8035 Flora Belle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 17/5/44; Dallas 13/6/44; Langley 5/7/44; Dow Fd 26/7/44; Assigned PFF 94BG Rougham 28/7/44; transferred 833BS/486BG [4N-F/P], then 835BS [H8-P] Sudbury 8/44; `24m`, force landed Germany 19/4/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 23/5/46. FLORA BELLE.

  • 44-8074

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/6/44; Dorval 5/7/44; slated RAF HB 807; transferred 94BG Rougham 8/44; transferred 833BS/486BG [2N-J] Sudbury 10/44; `24m` Salvaged 9AF Germany 23/5/46.

  • 44-8132

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 19/6/44; Langley 10/7/44; Grenier 13/8/44; Assigned PFF 94BG Rougham 21/8/44; transferred 833BS/486BG [2N-N] Sudbury 9/44; `23m` Salvaged 9AF Germany 23/5/46.

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Missions

  • 524

    6 August 1944

  • 552

    14 August 1944

  • 8th Air Force 556

    16 August 1944
    Aircraft factories and oil refineries are the primary targets for this mission. A total of 1090 heavy bombers are despatched. See Mission Details for particulars. ...

  • 570

    25 August 1944

  • 583

    27 August 1944

  • 606

    5 September 1944

  • 628

    13 September 1944

  • 665

    5 October 1944

  • 669

    7 October 1944

  • 676

    14 October 1944
    Black Week

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Associated Place

  • Sudbury

    Military site : airfield
    Situated between the villages of Great Waldingfield and Acton, the airfield was used by the 486th Bomb Group from March 1944 to August 1945. Facilities for administrative offices for the Combat Wing were also made available here and along with barrack...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 November 2021 17:56:55 hansvonmaltzahn Changes to biography
Sources

See the official crew and mission list of Capt. Robert J. Whitney at: https://486th.org/BS832/Whitney.htm

Date Contributor Update
05 November 2021 17:44:53 hansvonmaltzahn Changes to surname
Sources

Whitney's Crew and Mission page on the 486th:
https://486th.org/BS832/Whitney.htm

Date Contributor Update
05 November 2021 17:44:30 hansvonmaltzahn Changes to highest rank, role, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Whitney's Crew and Mission page on the 486th:
https://486th.org/BS832/Whitney.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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