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Edward Lee Kimball

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 834th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-37646

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/5/44; Kearney 29/5/44; Presque Is 28/6/44; Assigned 833BS/486BG [H8-A] Sudbury 29/6/44; {23m} Missing in Action Osnabruck 21/11/44 with Howard Glashoff (Killed in Action); Lester Keson, Harry Lovely, Tom Mahon, Cecil Rasco, John...

  • 42-52650 'Cancer'

    B-24 Liberator
    Originally 486th BG, later 458th BG, transferred to the 801st/492nd BG in the last half of 1944 and finally transferred to the 406th BG at Cheddington prior to 3 Jan 45. Transferred at the end of Jun 44, when 834th BS became the G-H lead squadron for...

Associated Place

  • Sudbury

    Military site : airfield
    Situated between the villages of Great Waldingfield and Acton, the airfield was used by the 486th Bomb Group from March 1944 to August 1945. Facilities for administrative offices for the Combat Wing were also made available here and along with barrack...

Events

Event Location Date

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2021 05:05:29 branson_kimball Changes to unit associations
Sources

newspaper clipping, family records, 486th.org

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2021 05:03:31 branson_kimball Changes to person associations
Sources

family records, newspaper clippings, 486th.org

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2021 04:55:38 branson_kimball Changes to media associations
Sources

newspaper clippings, family records, 486th.org

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2021 04:42:09 branson_kimball Changes to middlename
Sources

family records, newspaper clippings, 486th.org

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2021 04:40:16 branson_kimball Changes to nickname, highest rank, role, awards, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

newspaper clippings, 486th.org

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit History

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