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"S/Sgt R L Shelton air crew member of the 490th Bomb Group, wearing the Distinguished Flying Cross presented to him on 7-Dec-44 at an airbase in England."

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Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 849th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Ralph Shelton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner / Armourer
    Member of Heath crew. Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle stars), American Campaign Medal.

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Date Contributor Update
10 March 2018 16:45:50 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
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