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Robert W Davenport

Military

Started with the 490th BG/ 850th BS which received special orders flying single ship low altitude missions with 8 man crews. As a gunner, I was transferred to 2nd Bomb Div. 96th C. W. 466th BG/ 785th BS. Flew as spare gunner for 14 missions. Assigned permanently and completed 35 missions on 14 January 1945.

5 Air Medals/ ETO Ribbon w/ 6 Battle Stars

Member of Huenekens crew

Service

People

  • Duane Kinsey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Completed 36 combat missions ...

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron
  • 850th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Dunellen, New Jersey 20 April 1923

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2015 02:09:11 466thHistorian Changes to role, awards, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:15 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 / self

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