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835th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

US Air Force Combat Units of World War II Description

Constituted 80th Bombardment Squadron (Light) on 20 Nov 1940. Activated on 15 Jan 1941. Redesignated: 80th Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 30 Dec 1941; 9th Antisubmarine Squadron (Heavy) on 29 Nov 1942; 835th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 23 Sep 1943. Inactivated 7 Nov 1945.

Commanding officers
  • Fred Newman

    Military | Commanding Officer | 486th Bomb Group
    Member of Staff crew

Structure

Part of
  • 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...

  • 835th Bomb Squadron
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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Sudbury 7 May 1944 – 21 April 1945

Connections

People

  • Jessie Abell

    Military | 486th Bomb Group

  • Ernest Abril

    Military | 486th Bomb Group

  • Charles Ackison

    Military | 486th Bomb Group

  • Robert Ackley

    Military | 486th Bomb Group

  • Walter Adamkosky

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Member of Buettner crew.

  • Edward Adams

    Military | 486th Bomb Group

  • Jay Adams

    Military | 486th Bomb Group

  • Willard Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 486th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Erneghem on 7/1/44 in B-24 #42-52758, Evaded (EVD).

  • Nathan Adler

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Wesermunde on 8/4/44 in B-17 #43-37979, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Richard Akers

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 486th Bomb Group
    Member of Bedard crew

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Aircraft

  • 43-37875

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/5/44; Kearney 9/6/44; Grenier 28/6/44; Assigned 835BS/486BG [H8-K] Sudbury 30/6/44; {15m} Missing in Action Stuttgart 5/9/44 with Tom Crawford, Co-pilot: Norman Jones (2 evaded capture); Navigator: John Johnson, Bombardier: John...

  • 43-37929

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/6/44; Kearney 18/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned 835BS/486BG [H8-F] Sudbury 2/7/44; {3m} Missing in Action Hamburg 4/8/44 with Nathan Adler, Co-pilot: John Williams, Navigator: Sam Lum, Bombardier: Joe Richter, Flight engineer/top...

  • 43-37949

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/6/44; Kearney 21/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned 835BS/486BG [H8-B] Sudbury 2/7/44; {15m} Missing in Action Stuttgart 5/9/44 with Art Eacham, Co-pilot: Edgar Berry, Navigator: Vic Durley, Bombardier: Bob Petry, Flight engineer/top...

  • 43-37952 Norah, Norah's Flak Magnet

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/6/44; Kearney 20/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned 833BS/486BG [4N-H] Sudbury 2/7/44; transferred 832BS [3R-V], then 835BS [H8-F]; 99m Returned to the USA Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 9/7/45; Reconstruction...

  • 43-37954 Goin' Jesse

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/6/44; Kearney 27/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned 835BS/486BG [H8-K then C] Sudbury 8/7/44; 79m Returned to the USA Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 10/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal...

  • 43-37966

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 21/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned 835BS/486BG [H8-G] Sudbury 8/7/44; 31m battle damaged Frankfurt 5/1/45 with Estersohn, crew RTD; force landed continent and sal.

  • 43-37983 Umbriago

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned 835BS/486BG [H8-M] Sudbury 11/7/44; 833BS [2N-N]; `83m` Returned to the USA Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 10/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

  • 43-38001

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned 836BS/487BG Lavenham 10/7/44; transferred 835BS/486BG [H8-B] Sudbury 27/10/44; 58m Missing in Action Dresden 17/4/45 with Dick Allbright, Co-pilot: Bob Miller, Navigator: Carl Runge,...

  • 43-38029 Honeychile

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    During a strike of Germany industry at Köln (Cologne), Honeychile suffered engine problems. These failures forced LT Olson (Pilot) to leave formation and make for England. The crew had to eventually bail out, and the autopilot landed the aircraft near...

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Citations

See the official history of the 835th Bombardment Squadron on their official web page at this address: https://486th.org/BS835/index.htm

This site has photos, stories, and mission logs of 835th Bomb. Squadron's service during WWII while stationed at R.A.F. Sudbury, England.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 September 2021 14:47:53 hansvonmaltzahn Changes to citations, description, unit part of associations and stations
Sources

See the official history of the 835th Bombardment Squadron on their official web page at this address: https://486th.org/BS835/index.htm

Date Contributor Update
09 July 2021 12:24:46 Emily Changes to us air force combat units of world war ii description, citations and description
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Removed history text copy/pasted from 486th.org as it is subject to copyright.

Added unit lineage from Combat Squadrons of the Air Force

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2021 18:09:45 hansvonmaltzahn Changes to insignia, citations, description, commanding officers associations and stations
Sources

See the official web page of the '486th Bombardment Group (Heavy) at: https://486th.org/#

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2016 17:13:32 Mitch Topal Changes to aircraft types
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Historical research

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2016 15:43:41 Mitch Topal Changes to nicknames and aircraft types
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1st Lieutenant Raymond Firmani (Ret) first hand account and documentation.

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 10:44:15 rossingtonj Changes to type
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usaaf bomb squadron patch duck

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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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