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839th Bomb Squadron



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  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

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Based Lavenham



  • Bert Abel

    Military | Lieutenant | Supply Officer | 487th Bomb Group

  • Cedric Ackerson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 487th Bomb Group

  • James Acocks

    Military | Captain | Flight Surgeon | 487th Bomb Group

  • Clyde Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Neustadt on 9/28/44 in B-17 #44-6463, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Francis Adams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 487th Bomb Group
    Flew on B-24 #42-52776

  • Dale Albright

    Military | Gunner | 487th Bomb Group

  • James Alcorn

    Military | Bombardier | 487th Bomb Group

  • George Alexander

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 487th Bomb Group

  • Robert Allard

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner and Top Turret Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 839BS, 487BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Thomas Allen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Shot down 15 October 1944 in B-17 #4338008. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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  • 42-52624

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-98013

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 2/5/44; Hunter 8/6/44; Presque Is 28/6/44; Assigned 838BS/487BG Lavenham 30/6/44; 839BS [R5-E]; Missing in Action Magdeburg 14/1/45 with Clem Kochczynski, Steve Hunter, Roy Seeger, Gene Haulott (4 Killed in Action); Loren Crandell, Tom...

  • 42-98019

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 3/5/44; Langley 26/6/44; Dow Fd 20/7/44; Assigned PFF 838BS/487BG [2C-L] Lavenham 2/8/44; Missing in Action Merzehausen, Ger 24/12/44 with ?; force landed continent. MUTZIE `B'.

  • 43-37974 'The Big Drip, Jr.'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Grenier 13/7/44; Assigned 487BG Lavenham 14/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 13/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 18/12/45.

  • 43-37980

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/6/44; Kearney 27/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned 839BS/487BG [R5-] Lavenham 8/7/44; Missing in Action Politz 25/8/44 with Joe Duncan, Tail gunner: Monroe Wolyn (2 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Jim Hood, Navigator: Ely Friedman,...

  • 43-37987 Mean Widdle Kid

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Dow Fd 10/7/44; Assigned 838BS/487BG [R5-J] Lavenham 15/7/44; Missing in Action Brandenburg 7/4/45 with Dick Althouse, Doug Coubram, Tom Eugene, Bill Bressler, Norman Garrison, Harry Gustine, Aaron Coon tg,...

  • 43-38141

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/6/44; Kearney 11/7/44; Grenier 16/7/44; Assigned 838BS/487BG Lavenham 17/7/44; 839BS [R5-V]; Missing in Action Hamm 26/11/44 with Burr Davidson, Doug Brink, Willard Blanchard, Roy Denure, Clarry Becker, Bill Millard, Chas McBride,...

  • 43-38888

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 5/10/44; Grenier 16/10/44; Assigned 839BS/487BG Lavenham 30/11/44; Missing in Action Hamburg 11/3/45 with Joe Sugerman, Bill Crossland, Jim Barnett, Chas Owen, Willard Stanton, Eldon Mau, Clyde Yaegle, Bob Berger, Ed Simac (9 Killed...

  • 43-38988

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 29/10/44; Dow Fd 12/11/44; Assigned 839BS/487BG Lavenham 2/1/45; Missing in Action Weimar 9/2/45 with Henry Shepard, Henry Derweller, Sam Herrera, Lloyd Nance, Phil Kulichefsky, Herbert Chase, Bob Baldwin, Sid Singer, Leroy Pusey (9...

  • 43-39108

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 6/12/44; Grenier 15/12/44; Assigned 839BS/487BG Lavenham 19/12/44; Missing in Action Brunswick 3/3/45 with Harvey Webb, Harry King, Jerold Wood, Joe Rosen (4 Returned to Duty); Bramlett O’Steen, Wallace Cameron, Charles Clare, Ivan...

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Date Contributor Update
08 May 2015 11:16:58 Lucy May Changes to aircraft types

Combined two duplicate entries for this unit. Now includes information from the following sources:
487th BG

'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces. Volume 3. ETO Area - April 1944 - June 1944'. Bishop, Stan D & Hey, John A. Bishop Book Productions. 2009. ISBN 978-0-9547685-3-9

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 10:49:24 rossingtonj Changes to type

Type added

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

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)