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Units

  • 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...

  • Headquarters (490th Bomb Group)

People

  • Edward Kovach

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Prisoner of War (POW) shot down by flak over target on 11 Jan 45 Purple Heart, POW medal, Air Medal

Aircraft

  • 36-149

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    The initial flight of the aircraft took place on 2-Dec-36, but with Stan Umstead, five days later nosed over during landed but was not too badly damaged. Delivered 49BS/2BG Langley 1-Mar-37; 4000 Base Unit Wright Fd 1938; transferred 19BG March Fd, Oct...

Locations

  • Eye

    Military site : airfield
    Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...

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Date Contributor Update
16 January 2021 21:28:54 Conkyjoe Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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