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854th Bomb Squadron

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  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

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  • William Adams

    Military | Sergeant | Togglier / Nose Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. 1 x combat mission. ...

  • Chester Adkins

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in B-24 'Hare Power' #44-40117.

  • Carl Alexanderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew on B-24 44-40237. ETD Awards: AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Dale Allen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Bledeln on 11/26/44 in B-24 #4251253. Escaped from Russians and left service 29 Oct. 1945. . Part of L. W. Meyers Crew

  • Edward Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in B-24 'Four-Five-Time' #4128820 near Frankfort

  • Ollin Allison

    Military | Senior Master Sergeant | Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Clarence Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 491st Bomb Group
    Flew 23 missions with 6 or 7 different crews. Over half of these missions were as a navigator with a lead crew, as radar ('Mickey') navigator, and as pilotage navigator in the nose turret. He later took a degree in Civil Engineering and in 1951 married...

  • Leroy Armstrong

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 491st Bomb Group
    Member of L. Brummer crew

  • Elmore Austin

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. 1 x combat missions. ...

  • Daniel Begley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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Aircraft

  • 41-28820

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-110107 "Wham Bam Thank You Ma'm"

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Hanover mission; downed by flak over Russelheim, Germany, on 24-Aug-44. 3 x POW, 6 x KIA. MACR 8296 ...

  • 42-51253

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-51267

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-95007 'Scarsace'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Hannover mission 11-Sep-44 with Ed Murff crew. 2 x crew baled out. 1 x POW, 1 x KIA, 7 x RTD (of which 1 x WIA) MACR 9737 ...

  • 44-40172 Grease Ball

    B-24 Liberator

  • 44-40210 I'll Be Seeing You

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed in Holland on 18 September 1944 during a supply mission as part of Operation Market Garden. The aircraft slid into a farmhouse and burned, killing all on board except waist gunner Staff Sergeant Frank DiPalma. ...

  • 44-40271 House of Rumor

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-51557 Sweet Eloise

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF.

  • 42-50688 Miss Dede Bee

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed at Black Hameldon near Burnley, Lancashire on 19th February 1945. See more at : http://laituk.org/B-24%2042-50668.htm

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Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 10:52:59 rossingtonj Changes to type
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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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