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497th Bomb Squadron

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Based Stansted Mountfitchet

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  • Robert Ahern

    Military | bomber (flight engineer and top turret gunner) | 344th Bomb Group

  • Ballard Bentley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer, Top Turret Gunner | 344th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 497BS, 344BG, 9AF USAAF. FTR Erkeland in B-26 43-34565; shot down by anti-aircraft fire over Erkeland, Germany. 23-Feb-45. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 12649 Awards: PH.

  • Delwin Bentley

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Squadron Commander | 322nd Bomb Group

  • Edward Borresen

    Military | Colonel | 344th Bomb Group
    344th BG, 497th BS. POW Stalag Luft III.

  • Kenneth Bowdish

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 344th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 497BS, 344BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Erkeland in B-26 43-34565; shot down by anti-aircraft fire over Erkeland, Germany. 23-Feb-45. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 12649 Awards: PH.

  • Vernon Bratten

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 344th Bomb Group
    Shot down and wounded on his third mission, evaded capture. AM & 1 OLC, PH.

  • Julian Burgess

    Military | Lieutenant

  • John Catlin

    Military | Major | Pilot | 344th Bomb Group

  • Carl Chapman

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 344th Bomb Group
    Capt Carl F. Chapman Jr. attended North Georgia College in Dahlonega, Georgia. ...

  • John Erickson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 344th Bomb Group

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 15:59:03 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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