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Peter P. Ruplenas, photographed by Lansing brown (photo courtesy of the Ruplenas family)



  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb 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...


  • Peter Ruplenas

    Military | First Sergeant (1st Grade) | Photographer
    Peter Ruplenas attended South Boston High School. While living in South Boston, "Rupy" taught Sunday school and ran track. He received many track and field awards and ran events as long as a 20-mile road race. Enlisting in the Air Corps in June 1941,...


  • Sudbury

    Military site : airfield
    Situated between the villages of Great Waldingfield and Acton, the airfield was used by the 486th Bomb Group from March 1944 to August 1945. Facilities for administrative offices for the Combat Wing were also made available here and along with barrack...


Date Contributor Update
05 August 2016 14:16:53 ED-BB Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

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