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479th Anti-Submarine Group

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Missions

  • VIII Air Support Command PHOTO RECCE/ANTI-SUB PATROL

    8 August 1943
    Two operations are included: 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group despatches 4 F-5s on phot reconnaissance sorties over France. No losses or claims. ...

  • VIII Air Support Command ANTI SUB PATROL & PHOTO RECCE

    8 September 1943
    1 B-24 from 479th Anti-Submarine Group/4th Anti-Submarine Squadron is despatched on an anti-sub patrol over the Bay of Biscay, France. The aircraft is shot down by German fighters and crashes into the sea. 7POW 3RTD (rescued by ASR). ...

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People

  • Frank Antosz

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 479th Anti-Submarine Group
    18 August 1943 B24 42-63791 missing from patrol mission. 6 crew members were picked up by HMS Nene on 23 August and returned at Plymouth 28 Aug 1943. Member of an antisubmarine squadron that was in the 8th 3 months and then transferred to the Navy

  • Henry Bischoff

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 479th Anti-Submarine Group
    18 August 1943 B24 42-63791 missing from patrol mission. 6 crew members were picked up by HMS Nene on 23 August and returned at Plymouth 28 Aug 1943. Member of an antisubmarine squadron that was in the 8th 3 months and then transferred to the Navy

  • Donald Bowsman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radar Operator | 479th Anti-Submarine Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 8-Aug-43 in B-24D 42-40555, 479th ASG/4th ASSwhile serving as Radar Operator. Aircraft was shot down by an enemy fighter NW of Cabo Ortegal, Spain while on an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay. Member of an...

  • Benjamin Bromley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Aerial Engineer | 479th Anti-Submarine Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B24 42-40598 failed to return from to St. Eval from 'Musketry' patrol. An SOS was received but searchers couldn't find crew or plane. The crew was assigned to an antisubmarine group. AM, PH

  • James Burke

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer | 479th Anti-Submarine Group
    KNO. 11 August 1943 B24 42-40788 crashed and burned shortly after takeoff from Dunkswell. Member of an antisubmarine squadron that was in the 8th 3 months and then transferred to the Navy

  • John Carrick

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 479th Anti-Submarine Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 8-Aug-43 in B-24D 42-40555, 479th ASG; 4th ASS while serving as Bombardier. Aircraft wad shot down by enemy aircraft NW of Cabo Ortegal, Spain. Member of an antisubmarine squadron that was in the 8th 3 months and then transferred...

  • John Clawson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | ASV | 479th Anti-Submarine Group
    KNO. 11 August 1943 B24 42-40788 crashed and burned shortly after takeoff from Dunkswell. Member of an antisubmarine squadron that was in the 8th 3 months and then transferred to the Navy

  • James Daniels

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Aerial Engineer | 479th Anti-Submarine Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 18 August 1943 B24 42-63791 missing from patrol mission. 6 crew members were picked up by HMS Nene on 23 August and returned at Plymouth 28 Aug 1943. Member of an antisubmarine squadron that was in the 8th 3 months and then...

  • Robert Dodd

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 479th Anti-Submarine Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 8-Aug-43 in B-24D 42-40555, 479th ASG, 4th ASS while serving as Radio Operator/Gunner. Aircraft was shot down by an enemy fighter NW of Cabo Ortegal, Spain while on an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay. Member of an...

  • Daniel Drubin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 479th Anti-Submarine Group
    KNO. 11 August 1943 B24 42-40788 crashed and burned shortly after takeoff from Dunkswell. Member of an antisubmarine squadron that was in the 8th 3 months and then transferred to the Navy

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Aircraft

  • 42-40555

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D-70-CO 42-40555 AAFAC 479th Antisubmarine Group ; 4th Antisubmarine Squadron was shot down by Hptm Grahl, Stab V/KG40 north-west of Cabo Ortegal, Spain while flying an anti-submarine partol over the Bay of Biscay. All ten airmen were KIA. ...

  • 42-40598 The Sea Hawk

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-40790

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D-100-CO 42-40790 was assigned to the 479th Anti-Submarine Group/4th Anti-Submarine Squadron at Dunkeswell, UK. On 8-Sep-43 the aircraft was shot down by German fighters while on anti-submarine ptraol over the Bay of Biscay. The air craft crashed...

  • 42-63791

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-63781 'Black Magic'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 479ASG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 406BS, 801BG, 8AF USAAF.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2016 17:52:16 Lucy May Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Brought in aircraft associated to a duplicate unit record. Source:
Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
29 July 2015 20:51:03 Cole Changes to type, nicknames, air forces and mission associations
Sources

Family History, Eighth Air Force Museum, Missing Air Crew Report for the crew of "The Sea Hawk" aircraft.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:46 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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