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834th Bomb Squadron

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  • 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...

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Based Sudbury

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  • 42-92816

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-98006 The Old Yard Dog

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 30/4/44; Kearney 13/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned PFF 832BS/486BG [3R-F] Sudbury 3/7/44; 62m ret POWs from Linz 11/7/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 13/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 7/11/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

  • 42-98008 American Beauty

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 30/4/44; Kearney 14/6/44; Presque Is 5/7/44; Assigned PFF 834BS/486BG [2S-G] Sudbury 7/7/44; 61m transferred 92BG Podington 7/7/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 11/7/45; Reconstruction Finance...

  • 43-37800

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/44; Hunter 2/6/44; Grenier 11/6/44; Assigned 401BG Deenethorpe 28/6/44; transferred 835BS/486BG [H8-S] Sudbury 29/6/44; 833BS [3R-R]; `64m` Returned to the USA Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 9/7/45;...

  • 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...

  • 43-37883 Blue Streak

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/6/44; Hunter 10/6/44; Dow Fd 28/6/44; Assigned 833BS/486BG [4N-C] Sudbury 2/7/44; transferred 834BS [2S-T]; 27m Missing in Action Merseburg 2/11/44 with Dave Paris, Co-pilot: Gene Schmidt, Navigator: Bill Beeson, Bombardier: Walt...

  • 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...

  • 43-37931

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/6/44; Kearney 16/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned 832BS/486BG [3R-H] Sudbury 2/7/44; 833BS [4N-L] ; {82m} Missing in Action Dresden 17/4/45 with Jacob Bartl, Co-pilot: Edwin Brown, Navigator: Pete Uruski, Bombardier: Dick Lavery,...

  • 43-37944

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/6/44; Kearney 20/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned 834BS/486BG [2S-R] Sudbury 11/7/44; 34m Missing in Action Merseburg 6/12/44 with Bob Miller, Edmund Barcikowski, Fred Kinsler, Dick Hobgood, Marion Taylor, Bill Effinger, Jim Mathis,...

  • 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...

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Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 10:48:08 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:51 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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