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Service patch designed by Walt Disney Studios for 463rd Sub Depot AFCE (Automatic Flight Control Equipment) and Bombsight personnel affiliated with the USAAF 389th Bomb Group based at Hethel, Norfolk, England.



  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 463rd Sub-Depot

    463rd Sub-Depot

    HISTORY ...


  • John Nelson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Bombsight Mechanic (689); NCOIC, 463rd Sub Depot AFCE (Automatic Flight Control Equipment) Section, 389th Bombardment Group, USAAF

  • Francis Pfeffer

    Military | Bombsight Mechanic


  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...


Date Contributor Update
15 June 2017 22:52:52 Rnelsonlv Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations