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B-24 Liberator

Originally assigned to 490th Bomb Group, 851st Bomb Sqdn



  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

  • 861st Bomb Squadron


  • Robert Allen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 493rd Bomb Group

  • John Doyle

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted | 493rd Bomb Group

  • Raymond Gourlay

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group

  • Norman Grant

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 493rd Bomb Group

  • Raymond Guthrie

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down18 August 1944 in B-24 41-29473 'Bolicat. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Glenn Guyer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 493rd Bomb Group

  • John Kahos

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 493rd Bomb Group

  • Felix Shostak

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group

  • George Washington

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 493rd Bomb Group


Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 18 August 1944


Date Contributor Update
14 April 2015 02:06:12 Bill Morris Changes to nicknames and description

B-24 Nose Art Name Directory by Wallace R. Forman via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:05 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 8413 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database