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Earl W Reynolds

Military

After service in the US as an Operations Officer, Earl was assigned, with his crew, to the 493rd BG in March 1945. He flew 7 combat missions and participated in the Operation Chowhound food drops to Holland.

Service

People

  • Marvin Christian

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer | 493rd Bomb Group

  • James Dolan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group

  • Donald Fauls

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 493rd Bomb Group

  • William Fincher

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 493rd Bomb Group

  • Newton Galloway

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group

  • Louis Hausrath

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 493rd Bomb Group

  • James McCabe

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 493rd Bomb Group

  • Earl Reynolds

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 493rd Bomb Group
    After service in the US as an Operations Officer, Earl was assigned, with his crew, to the 493rd BG in March 1945. He flew 7 combat missions and participated in the Operation Chowhound food drops to Holland.

  • Fred Zurbuchen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Fred Zurbuchen flew 6 combat missions as waist gunner with the Capt. Earl Reynolds crew, whilst at Debach with the 493rd BG. Assigned to the Group as a Corporal on March 14th 1945, serving with the 861st Bombardment Squadron. He was promoted to the...

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Units served with

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

  • 861st Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Debach

    Military site : airfield
    Debach was one of the last Eighth Air Force heavy bomber bases to be completed. It was built by the 820th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) between late '43 and early '44. Pronounced locally as 'Deb-idge', the base was built to a class A standard with...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 May 2018 06:52:35 Darren Jelley Changes to person associations
Sources

493rd BG archives

Date Contributor Update
30 May 2018 06:48:51 Darren Jelley Changes to media associations
Sources

493rd BG archives

Date Contributor Update
30 May 2018 06:32:28 Darren Jelley Changes to highest rank and biography
Sources

493rd BG archives

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://493bgdebach.co.uk/roster_list.php

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