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857th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

Structure

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  • 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group were assigned to the 8th Air Force in April 1944. They flew 60 missions over occupied Europe from 11 May 1944 until 7 August 1944. ...

  • 492nd Bomb Group Carpetbaggers

    492nd Bomb Group Carpetbaggers

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group, after flying similar missions to other heavy bomb groups until the late summer of 1944, took up 'Carpetbagger' missions, transporting agents, supplies and propaganda leaflets to southern France. The Group was taking on the role of...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based North Pickenham

Connections

People

  • Albert Aguiar

    Military | Flight Engineer | 490th Bomb Group

  • Eugene Akerhielm

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

  • Martin Alden

    Military | Radio Mechanic, AAF | 490th Bomb Group

  • Philip Algar

    Military | Major | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Flew 25 combat missions with the 384th bombardment Group from 22-Jun-43 to 4-Mar-44. Detached service (DS) with 1st Scouting Force. Transferred to 857BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF flying Elint Droopsnoot P-38 lightning [gathering Electronic Intelligence].

  • Robert Allan

    Military | Bombardier | 490th Bomb Group

  • William Allison

    Military | Airplane and Engine Mechanic | 490th Bomb Group

  • Philip Amaud

    Military | Communications Chief | 490th Bomb Group

  • Robert Ames

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

  • George Amouri

    Military | Munitions Worker | 490th Bomb Group

  • Curtis Anderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Curtis Anderson served as a gunner with the 490th Bomb Group. He was later transferred to the 801st/492nd Bomb Group. Anderson was severely burnt when his aircraft B-24 42-94841 crashed into a mountainside in England. ...

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Aircraft

  • 41-29470

    B-24 Liberator
    On its first mission as an 856th BS plane, it was lent to the 857th BS and was shot down by flak. 23 Jun 44: Lost with Monroe Crew R-01, shot down by flak over Brussels, Belgium. 8 KIA, 2 POW, MACR 6242

  • 42-110151 Alvin

    B-24 Liberator
    This aircraft was shot up over Germany by GAF. Immediately 2 gunners were KIA and another WIA. The crew helped the wounded man bail out. As the fire aboard spread out of control, the order to abandon ship was given. Only 3 more made it out before the...

  • 44-40088

    B-24 Liberator

  • 44-40106

    B-24 Liberator

  • 44-40136

    B-24 Liberator

  • 44-40168 'Tequila Daisy'

    B-24 Liberator

  • 44-40171

    B-24 Liberator

  • 44-40195

    B-24 Liberator

  • 44-40173 Our Baby

    B-24 Liberator
    Few 20 missions with the 492nd BG Flew 80+ missions with the 453rd BG Operation Home Run #35 (466th BG) May have been named "Ernie's Beavers" with the 492nd BG, however no photographic proof of this has yet been found.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 10:52:41 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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