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Blackwell C Dunnam

Military

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DFC/ AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster/ ETO w/ 4 battle stars

Transferred 467th BG

Service

Units served with

  • 467th Bomb Group

    467th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 467th Bomb Group, or the "Rackheath Aggies" as they came to be known, flew B-24 Liberators on missions from April 1944. Its air crews became known for their accuracy and the Group had the best overall standing for accuracy within the Eighth Air...

  • 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group were assigned to the 8th Air Force in April 1944. They flew 60 missions over occupied Europe from 11 May 1944 until 7 August 1944. ...

  • 788th Bomb Squadron

    788th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    During early May 1944, General Peck, Commanding general of the 96th CBW, invited Colonel Shower, CO of the 467th BG, Colonel Isbell, CO of the 458th BG, and Colonel Pierce, CO of the 466th BG, to wing HQ at Horsham St. Faith. They were told that one of...

  • 859th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

Associated Place

  • Rackheath

    Military site : airfield
    First allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in August 1942, Rackheath was then earmarked as a fighter base but, because of delay in construction, was never used as such. Built during 1943, the station had three concrete runways, 50 loop...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Paris, France 31 August 1922

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 January 2018 16:24:39 ADunnam Changes to media associations
Sources

Some pictures pulled from Dunnam family personal files.

Date Contributor Update
24 January 2018 16:10:32 ADunnam Changes to mission associations
Sources

Blackwell Dunnam personal accounts.

Date Contributor Update
24 January 2018 01:23:15 ADunnam Changes to mission associations
Sources

Mission, plane, crew, etc. information drawn from official 492nd and 467th Bomb Group websites.

Date Contributor Update
24 January 2018 01:17:30 ADunnam Changes to mission associations
Sources

from Ariel M. Dunnam

Date Contributor Update
24 January 2018 01:12:52 ADunnam Changes to place associations, aircraft associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

Blackwell C. Dunnam photographic history.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roster supplied by Dave Arnett / self

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