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Edward C. Kinzler - Pilot (L)
Edward J. "Jimmy" Tackett - Navigator (R)
490th BG - 848th BS



  • 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...

  • 848th Bomb Squadron


  • Edward Kinzler

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Member of Kinzler crew

  • Edward Tackett

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel after serving in both WW2 and Korea.


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