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Eaden M Whiteman Jr

Military

Returning from operations 6 Feb 1945, plane had mid air collision with 388th BG 'Miss Fortune' and crash landed in England at Prickwillow, Suffolk. Plane was 'Big Poison' AC #43-37894

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

  • 42-98017 All Er' Nothin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 2/5/44; Kearney 16/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned 849BS/490BG [W8-N] Eye 2/8/44; crash landed base with Eaden Whiteman 23/2/45 but repaired and back to operations; Returned to the USA Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 25/10/45;...

  • 43-37894 Big Poison

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/6/44; Kearney 13/6/44; Grenier 28/6/44; Assigned 849BS/490BG Eye 1/7/44; ...

Associated Place

  • 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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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 November 2016 16:41:46 Lucy May Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
490th Bomb Group Unit Personnel / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology Supplements / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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