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833rd Bomb Squadron



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  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

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Based Sudbury



  • Melvin Abbot

    Military | 486th Bomb Group

  • Enoch Abramauvich

    Military | 486th Bomb Group

  • Melvin Adam

    Military | 486th Bomb Group

  • Melvin Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 43-37948. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • John Albanese

    Military | Bombardier | 486th Bomb Group
    Member of Towne crew

  • John Alberti

    Military | 486th Bomb Group

  • Francis Alberts

    Military | 486th Bomb Group

  • Bruce Alexander

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Bruce Alexander’s father died in 1931 and his mother Edith raised alone his other siblings, brother Paul J. and sister Phyllis. In 1940, Bruce was working as a clerk in a grocery store. He attended Anaheim High School and studied 4 years there. He was...

  • William Allen

    Military | 486th Bomb Group

  • Donald Alling

    Military | 486th Bomb Group

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  • 42-52764

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 833rd Bomb Squadron, 486th Bomb Group, 8th AF USAAF. ...

  • 42-98007 'Sleepy Time Gal'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 30/4/44; Kearney 15/6/44; Dow Fd 30/6/44; Assigned 833BS/486BG [4N-E/D] Sudbury 4/7/44; on return from mission 10/11/44 with Henry Rapp, Bill O’Leary, Delmar Claussen, Bob Farver, Frank Eisenberg, Bernie Miller, Ed Schoonover, Dave...

  • 43-37646

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/5/44; Kearney 29/5/44; Presque Is 28/6/44; Assigned 833BS/486BG [H8-A] Sudbury 29/6/44; {23m} Missing in Action Osnabruck 21/11/44 with Howard Glashoff (Killed in Action); Lester Keson, Harry Lovely, Tom Mahon, Cecil Rasco, John...

  • 43-37927 The Last Roundup

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6 June 1944; Kearney 16 June 1944; Grenier 30 June 1944; Assigned 832BS/486BG [3R-G] Sudbury 2 July 1944; 36 missions flown. Missing in Action Merseburg 6 December 1944. Pilot : Bruce C. Alexander; Co-Pilot Charles B. Bryson;...

  • 43-37943 The Fertile Turtle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/6/44; Kearney 19/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned 833BS/486BG [4N-G] Sudbury 2/7/44; 61m battle damaged Leipzig 27/2/45 with ?; force landed Bernstadtgram, Ger; Salvaged 1/4/45. Missing Air Crew Report 12782. THE FERTILE TURTLE.

  • 43-37954 Goin' Jesse

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/6/44; Kearney 27/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned 835BS/486BG [H8-K then C] Sudbury 8/7/44; 79m Returned to the USA Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 10/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal...

  • 43-37966

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 21/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned 835BS/486BG [H8-G] Sudbury 8/7/44; 31m battle damaged Frankfurt 5/1/45 with Estersohn, crew RTD; force landed continent and sal.

  • 43-37972

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 22/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-F] Thorpe Abbotts 8/7/44 TIN LIZZY; transferred 833BS/486BG [2N-J] Sudbury 9/7/44; {17m} Missing in Action Munster 5/10/44 with Dean Coy, Co-pilot: Martin Haemmerle,...

  • 43-38041 Easy Movement

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/6/44; Kearney 29/6/44; Dow Fd 11/7/44; Assigned 833BS/486BG [4N-L] Sudbury 28/7/44; transferred 835BS [H8-L]; 78m, Returned to the USA Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation...

  • 43-38149 Winged Virgin

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/6/44; Kearney 11/7/44; Grenier 16/7/44; Assigned PFF 834BS/487BG [2S-M] Lavenham 17/7/44; transferred 834BS/486BG [2S-M] Sudbury 8/44; 67m Returned to the USA Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/7/45;...

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Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 10:48:14 rossingtonj Changes to type

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Date Contributor Update
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / 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)