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"Capt R A Barraclough of the 490th Bomb Group, wears the Distinguished Flying Cross presented to him at an 8th Air Force base in England."



  • 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

    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...

  • 851st Bomb Squadron


  • Robert Barraclough

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Member of Barraclough crew Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x battle stars), American campaign.


Date Contributor Update
18 March 2018 12:26:52 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations