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James P Carley

Military

Member of Cole J crew

Service

Units served with

  • 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

Aircraft

  • 43-38078

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/6/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Grenier 20/7/44; Assigned 849BS/490BG Eye 22/7/44; 850BS; Missing in Action Pirna 19/4/45 with Bob Norvell, Nendell Snyder, Newton Parker (3 Prisoner of War); Lorenzo Smith, Gordon Lake, Leo Borden, Pete...

  • 43-38084

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/6/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Dow Fd 20/7/44; Assigned 490BG Eye 22/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 14/7/44; 4185 BU Independence 16/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 9/12/45.

  • 43-38101

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/6/44; Hunter 15/7/44; Dow Fd 26/7/44; Assigned 490BG Eye 29/7/44; transferred 327BS/92BG [UX-O] Podington 30/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 8/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation ...

  • 43-38135

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/6/44; Kearney 8/7/44; Grenier 16/7/44; Assigned 34BG Mendlesham, transferred 849BS/490BG Eye 17/7/44; Missing in Action Pirna 19/4/45 with Bill McCallister, Navigator: Bill Swearengin, Bombardier: Jim Cook, Flight engineer/top...

  • 43-38143

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/6/44; Kearney 11/7/44; Grenier 16/7/44; Assigned 549BS/385BG [XA-P] Gt Ashfield 17/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 10/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 12/7/45; Recl Comp 15/5/47. HUCKLEBERRY (JUICE) DUCK.

  • 43-38341

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/7/44; Hunter 1/8/44; Grenier 2/8/44; Assigned 848BS/490BG Eye 22/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 11/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 23...

Missions

  • 789

    10 January 1945

  • 796

    16 January 1945

  • 801

    20 January 1945

  • 803

    21 January 1945

  • 854

    28 February 1945

  • 875

    9 March 1945
    Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description ...

  • 8th Air Force 973

    1 May 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 May 2020 19:15:59 CCarleyGalvin Changes to awards
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From family info

Date Contributor Update
28 May 2020 17:53:38 CCarleyGalvin Changes to nickname
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From family info

Date Contributor Update
28 May 2019 17:12:29 CCarleyGalvin Changes to mission associations
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Family documents

Date Contributor Update
28 May 2019 16:47:30 CCarleyGalvin Changes to aircraft associations
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Family documets

Date Contributor Update
28 May 2019 16:39:33 CCarleyGalvin Changes to highest rank
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Family documents

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

490th Bomb Group Unit Personnel / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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