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556th Bomb Squadron

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  • 387th Bomb Group

    387th Bomb Group

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    The 387th Bomb Group flew just under thirty missions with the Eighth Air Force before being transferred to the Ninth Air Force in October 1943. The Group remained at Chipping Ongar, Essex after being reassigned and continued to hit targets in France....

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Based Chipping Ongar

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  • Lloyd Allan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 387th Bomb Group
    Crashed upon landing in Essex 26 June 1943 in B-26 #41-31680. Suffered minor injuries.

  • Lloyd Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 387th Bomb Group
    24 October 1943 Crash landed in #41-31641 at Gosfield, Essex. Returned to duty.

  • Houston Bartley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 387th Bomb Group
    26 June 1943 : Crashed upon landing in Essex in B-26 #41-31680. Suffered minor injuries. 24 October 1943 : Crash landed in #41-31641 at Gosfield, Essex. Returned to duty.

  • Gerard Baumann

    Military | Private First Class | Gunner | 387th Bomb Group
    Part of 8th AF from '42 to '43, shot down over France. French underground got him to safety and back to England. RTD Transferred to 9th AF in 1943

  • William Boggis

    Military | Captain | Bombadier/Navigator | 387th Bomb Group

  • James Brantley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 387th Bomb Group
    Officially Killed In Action (KIA) but actually died in tragic accident while taxying, at start of B-26 bombing mission to France, on August 6 1944. ...

  • Edgar Brown

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 387th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 9-Sep-43 in B-26B 41-31908 [FW:U] 387BG/556BS while serving as Pilot. The aircraft was severly damaged by AA fire and crashed into the English Channel about a miles west of the target at Boulogne, France. The 322nd was moved to...

  • Curtis Christley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 387th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 29 November 1943 in B-26 41-31697 piloted by Major Walter J. Ives. Plane iced up over the Channel . 2 of the crew bailed out. Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart

  • Martin Cohen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 387th Bomb Group
    24 October 1943 Crash landed in 41-31641 at Gosfield, Essex. Returned to duty.

  • Ed DeMouche

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 387th Bomb Group

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:01:30 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / 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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