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Hudson H Upham


Commanding Officer of the 492nd BG from 17 December 1944 to April 1945.
Commanding Officer of the 306th BG from 16 Apr 1945 to May 1946.

He was a West Point Graduate of 1934 class. His final duties was with the European Air Transport Service during the Occupation flying from the Weisbaden Headquarters. He was killed in flight en-route from Naples, Italy to Bovington, England on 01 Nov. 1946.

AM, French Croix de Guerre w/ Palms, British DFC,


Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 492nd Bomb Group Carpetbaggers

    492nd Bomb Group Carpetbaggers

    The 492nd Bomb Group, after flying similar missions to other heavy bomb groups until the late summer of 1944, took up 'Carpetbagger' missions, transporting agents, supplies and propaganda leaflets to southern France. The Group was taking on the role of...


Event Location Date
Born Washington DC 13 December 1912
Died 1 November 1946


Date Contributor Update
01 December 2018 22:17:07 Emily Changes to biography

Removed source information added by Wattonman from biography

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2018 00:28:42 Wattonman Changes to biography

Norman Malayney, "The 25th Bomb Group (Rcn) in WWII", Schiffer Publishers Ltd, 2011.

Date Contributor Update
10 November 2014 21:25:39 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography and awards

Lee Cunningham 10-Nov-2014. Award associations minor edits of description.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:23 AAM AAM ingest

306th BGA Collection, First Over Germany pg. 313 & 322, Carpetbaggers by Ben Parnell pg. 110, 118, & 135,">>,


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