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490th Bomb Group Memorial, Eye

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Dedicated 29th May 2016



  • Paul Benke

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Top Turret Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    He died February 6 1993

  • Richard Bills

    Military | Sergeant | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of the Montgomery Crew

  • Robert Collins

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator; Statistics | 490th Bomb Group
    AWARDS: ...

  • William Gaylor

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier - 1035 | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Willis crew; Remained an Air Force officer until 1972, retired as Lt. Colonel; Was an Electronics Engineer for the Air Force; Did the same job as a civilian after retiring. Died February 1986.

  • Arvel Hightower

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Mechanic-Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Kinzler crew

  • Morlyn Peterson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Airplane Mechanic-Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Tighe crew

  • Elton Rightmire

    Military | Corporal (5th Grade) | (687) Airplane Propeller Mechanic | 490th Bomb Group
    Cpl. Elton C. Rightmire returned on the USS Queen Elizabeth August 1945. He unfortunately died in Richmond, New York on May 16, 1947.


Date Contributor Update
05 June 2016 15:20:07 usxpat Created entry with name, known as, latitude, longitude, history and media associations

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