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416th Bomb Group

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Wethersfield February 1944 – September 1944
Based Melun September 1944 – February 1945
Based Laon/Athies February 1945 – 3 March 1945

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People

  • James Abbott

    Military | Captain | Aviation ordnance office | 416th Bomb Group
    Plain Dealer from November 24 to November 25, 2009, James Samuel Abbott, III, Passed away at his Gates Mills, Ohio residence November 22nd, 2009. Mr. Abbott was born in Cleveland, Ohio, November 19, 1918. He graduated from University School in 1936 and...

  • Charles Andersen

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 416th Bomb Group
    Captain Charles J. Andersen was born on July 15, 1921, the son of Charles J., Sr., and Flora Lina Anderson. His hometown was Chicago, Illinois, where his father was a Certified Public Accountant. He received his commission on May 6, 1942. ...

  • Lewis Ashton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Armorer-Gunner | 416th Bomb Group

  • Westmoreland Babbage

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 416th Bomb Group
    Enlisted in California, and killed in action on 21 March 1945

  • Daniel Brown

    Military | Sergeant | Arm/Gunner | 416th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 668BS, 416BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ahutte Railhead. Hit by flak over target, seen to be spinning end over end. Crashed near Schuller, Germany Killed in Action (KIA) 25-Dec-44. MACR 11668. Awards: PH.

  • Jack Burg

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 416th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 668BS, 416BG, 9AF USAAF. Crash landed in A-20K 44-093 in friendly territory [Prosnes A-79], after flak hit A/C, pilot Capt Meagher WIA 2-Dec-44. 48 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Munstereifel took direct flak hit to bomb bay Killed in...

  • Francis Bursiel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 416th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 668BS, 416BG, 9AF USAAF. 60 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Ahutte Railhead. Hit by flak over target, seen to be spinning end over end. Crashed near Schuller, Germany Killed in Action (KIA) 25-Dec-44. MACR 11668. Awards: AM (10 OLC), PH.

  • Robert Byrne

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 416th Bomb Group

  • Frank Cherry

    Military | Sergeant | Arm/Gunner | 416th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 668BS, 416BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) A/C badly shot up by flak over France, engine failure suffered, ditched in channel off Littlehampton 18-Jul-44. Recovered by ASR launch and worked on by the crew for an hour, unable to...

  • Ralph Cochran

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 416th Bomb Group
    See detailed account at http://416th.com/missions/mission102.html

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Date Contributor Update
22 February 2017 11:35:28 general ira snapsorter Changes to stations
Sources

Stations added with details from:
- "Battle Colors Volume III - Insignia and Tactical Markings of the Ninth Air Force in World War Two' by Robert A. Watkins;

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2015 23:46:51 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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Found online

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 15:36:57 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:45 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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