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Units

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    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...

  • 863rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Buford Balay

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 12 September 1944 in B-17 #4338295. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Robert Bodwell

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down on 12 September 1944 in AC #4338295. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Samuel Cale

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 12 September 1944 in A/C #43-38295, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Norman Carter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) 12 September 1944 in B-17 #43-48295.

  • Albert Jones

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Eugene Pax

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 12 September 1944 in B-17 #4338295. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Elmer Schulz

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner

  • Charles Spencer

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) 12 September 1944 in B-17 #4338295.

  • Roger Stryker

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Vernon Van Dinter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Killed in Action on mission to Magedeburg 12 September 1944

Locations

  • Debach

    Military site : airfield
    Debach was one of the last Eighth Air Force heavy bomber bases to be completed. It was built by the 820th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) between late '43 and early '44. Pronounced locally as 'Deb-idge', the base was built to a class A standard with...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 January 2021 18:07:51 Darren Jelley Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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