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2117th Engineer Fire Fighting Platoon

Platoon

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  • 93rd Combat Bomb Wing

    93rd Combat Bomb Wing

    Wing
    Although equipped with B-24 aircraft, I believe that association with 2nd BD/AD is in error. Moreover, the Group had converted to B-17 before the designation of the 2nd Air Division. The Group carried 3rd Bomb Division markings throughout its combat...

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Debach

Connections

People

  • Robert Allen

    Military | Sergeant | Duty Non-Commissioned Officer | 493rd Bomb Group

  • James Dean

    Military | Private | Duty Soldier III | 493rd Bomb Group

  • Douglas Elliott

    Military | Private First Class | Fire Fighter | 493rd Bomb Group

  • William Kuharik

    Military | Corporal | Duty Non-Commissioned Officer | 493rd Bomb Group

  • Olen Wilson

    Military | Private | Duty Soldier III | 493rd Bomb Group

  • Jay Wood

    Military | Sergeant | Duty Non-Commissioned Officer | 493rd Bomb Group

Citations

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 December 2016 21:31:21 usaeff Changes to unit encompassing associations
Sources

http://www.493bgdebach.co.uk/Documents/Roster%20%20493rd%20BG%20Debach.pdf

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:00 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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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