Original ww2 photo and doc lot to 489th bomb group pilot. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Home book shop wars battles biographies timeline weapons blog full index subjects concepts. The group flew tactical missions in support of ground forces in northern france. The air apaches were the first full air force combat group sent the pacific in world war ii and flew the b25 mitchell. May 29, 2017 in september 1989, 489th veteran, charles h freudenthal published his book a history of the 489th bomb group. The group was constituted and activated almost a year after the japanese attack on pearl harbor forced the united states into the second world war. Died of wounds in corsica, may th 1944 from wounds received in the bombing of an airfield on corsica where he was a ground crewman with the 489th bomb squadron, 340th bomb group of the army air forces mitchell, b25, medium bomber group. Stephen cary, 9th bomb squadron b1b lancer pilot, tests an oxygen mask prior to takeoff at dyess air force base, texas, may 24, 2018. Dale coburns crew photo from charles freudenthals book a history of the 489th.
Nineonine was a boeing b17g30bo flying fortress heavy bomber, of the 323rd bomb squadron, 91st bomb group, that completed 140 combat missions during world war ii, believed to be the eighth air force record for most missions, without loss to the crews that flew it. The 345th bomb group was first activated at columbia army air base, sc, in november 1942. I know he served in tunisia and i think also sicily and italy. As a professional researcher and world war ii historian, bill beigel provides research services to genealogists, historians, authors, and civilians who are looking for information found in ww2 military unit records. The 340th flying training group 340 ftg is an air reserve component arc of the united states air force. My father was assigned to the 458th bombardment group h in october 1943. The 489th attack squadron is an active united states air force unit, stationed at creech air force base, nevada and operating mq1 and mq9 unmanned aerial vehicles. This gent was with the 489th bomb group at holton halesworth on b24 liberators in 1944. Halesworth airfield was mainly used as an american base. Great original group of photos and lucky bastard club document valor document to a 489th bomb group copilot. He was a part of the 489th bomb group and the 846th bomb squadron. Air force was part of the army during world war ii, and was also called the army air forces or the air corps. Entered combat on 30 may 1944, and during the next few days concentrated on targets in france in preparation for the normandy invasion. The air force reserve reactivated the 489th bomb group at dyess afb, texas, on oct.
Official home of the 39th bomb group vh association. Video taken in 1944 on corsica 489th bombardment squadron 340th bombardment group alesani, corsica alistro damage after the german air raid of may, 1944 ceremony. October, 1959 february, 1961 unknown artist maybe youve always thought of war as a business for the tough and the unimaginative. He served as an electrician for the b 25 bomber, the red ass. The 449th equipped with b24 liberator bombers was a typical heavy bombardment group of the 15th air force. Most of the books are authored by 351st veterans who share accounts of life at polebrook airfield and their wartime experiences. B24h 4251120 ol buddy of the 489th bomb group 844th bomb squadron. The 489th bomb group was made up of four squadrons.
Here are some fantastic photo collections sent in by servicemen of the 459th bombardment group and their families 15th af b24 groups photo album by reid waltman 15th af photos 1 photo album photos by john campbell, author of the consolidated b24 liberator 15th af photos 2 photo album by reid waltman. This auction is for an excellent condition vintage book about the 873rd squadron from the 489th bombardment group very heavy entitled superfort saga. Photo albums 459th bombardment group airplanes ww2. Home book shop wars battles biographies timeline weapons blog full index subjects. Hi bill,im very happy that you have enjoyed my web site which started out as a simple tribute to my father with some of his photos from wwii but has now evolved into a prettyy detailed history of not only the 489th bombardment squadron, but the 340th bombardment group, the 57th bomb wing, and practically the entire 12th air force in the mto. On october 1, 1993, the diverse 7th wing was activated at dyess afb, integrating the operations of the b1b lancer and c hercules. During world war ii, the 489th bombardment group was a consolidated b24 liberator unit. The 489 bg operates in a classic association with the 7th bomb wing at dyess afb, texas, flying the b1b lancer and overseeing three subordinate units.
The 345th bomb squadron 345 bs, which operates in a classic association with the 9th bomb squadron, providing deployable combat aviators. The 389th bombardment group was one of the relatively small number of eighth air force groups to operate the b24 liberator throughout the war in europe. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Additional detailed information on nineonine can be found on wikipedia. His highest level of education was 4 years of high school. Proceeds benefit the 351st bomb group memorial association. This site and our facebook site are designed to recognize the accomplishments of those who served in the 92nd bombardment group and all of its successor units up to and including those serving today in the 92nd air refueling wing stationed at fairchild air force base near spokane, washington. He participated in 70 combat missions from june 1943 to february 1944, from bases in n. Military sergeant 489th bomb group harry c aaron was an american soldier in world war ii.
Ive put together this site to honor my fathers time in the service as a b25 gunner in wwii. Though most sources at least, web sources about miller describe his military service in general terms, robersons reference guide specifically identifies millers military unit. Cannon, to receive two distinguished unit citations. This site presents a historical documentary of the 40th bomb group very heavy flying its b29 superfortresses during the pacific and east asia air offensive of ww2 as part of the global 20th air force, u. The 489th bombardment group was a b24 liberator unit within the eighth air force, noteworthy for containing the only man to be awarded the medal of honor while flying an eighth air force b24 from britain. This site is a tribute to those who served with the 458th bomb group during world war ii.
The 489th bombardment group was a b24 liberator unit within the eighth air force, noteworthy for containing the only man to be awarded the medal of honor while flying an eighth air force b24 from britain a number of other medals of honor were awards for actions such as the ploesti raid. Group the 489th bomb group flew b24 liberators out of halesworth, suffolk, for several months from may 1944 until later in the year. Jan 08, 2018 personal comments page 1 8th bomb squadron usaf korean war project almost three thousand units pages are available at the korean war project. Video taken in 1944 on corsica 489th bombardment squadron 340th bombardment group alesani, corsica alistro damage after the german air raid of may, 1944 ceremony color nose art of. From charles cooks 487 th squadron album dated june 1944. Constituted as 489th bombardment group heavy on 14 sep 1943. Both the 56th fighter group and the 489th bomb group stayed here. About the 489th bomb groupthe 489th bomb group 489 bg is a geographically separated unit with its headquarters, the 307th bomb wing. This extremely detailed and gripping history of the 448th bomb group heavy which covers the turbulent 1. Consolidated b24j90co liberator serial number 42100353 703rd bomb squadron, 445th bomb group, 8th air force. The 11th bomb squadron is a unit of the united states air force, 2d operations group, 2d bomb wing located at barksdale air force base, louisiana.
The wing reorganized on april 1, 1997, as the 7th bomb wing. This video shows some of the activity of b25 ground crews from the 489th bombardment squadron of the 340th bombardment group based at alesani, corsica in 1944. History and memorabilia of the 40th bomb groupvh, part. The group is a reserve associate unit of the 7th bomb wing at dyess. Words envisioned images and thoughts to inspire your. Heinz too had words of advice and inspiration for the airmen of the 489th bg, directly from a book written by charles frudenthal, a former 489th bombardment group member. The lone holdout against the third reich was the island nation of great britain.
The 466th was one of three groups in the 96th combat bomb wing, which was taken off operations in september 1944 to haul low octane gas to clastres, lille, and st. Its is assigned to the 307th bomb wing, and is stationed at dyess air force base, texas. B24h 4251120 ol buddy of the 489th bomb group 844th. The 489th bg is a geographically separated unit under the 307th bomb wing, barksdale afb, louisiana.
A history of the 489th bomb group unknown binding 1989 by charles h freudenthal author see all formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Group of airmen who served with the 755th bomb squadron, 458th bomb group. Bomb group for sale military collectibles for sale. When adolph hitler began his conquest of europe in 1939, he began to turn that continent into festung europa. The group s final mission was on 10th november 1944 when the 489th were redeployed to the united states for training for the pacific, although many of the aircraft and personnel were reassigned to other bomb groups in the 8th air force. The 489th was one of the four squadrons of the 340th bomb group its three brother squadrons having been the 486th, 487th, and. It is also a tribute to crew 74, of which my father, samuel d. The groups final mission was on 10th november 1944 when the 489th were redeployed to the united states for training for the pacific, although many of the aircraft and personnel were reassigned to other bomb groups in the 8th air force. The 489th bomb group is a unit of the united states air force.
The four squadrons trained at bases in the state of montana until th of march 1943. Gaffney bud 36503953 was in the 12 th air force, 340th bomb group m, 487th bomb sqd. The 429th bomb squadron was activated 1 february 1940 as the 41st squadron heavy. The 47th wing consisted of four, heavy bombardment groups. To see how the 484 th fit into the structure of the fifteenth air force, take a look at the fifteenth air force website.
Africa, sicily, and italy, receiving the distinguished flying cross and the air medal8 oak leaf clusters. The 345th bomb squadron 345 bs, which operates in a classic association with the 9th. The 489th bombardment group was a b24 liberator unit within the eighth air force, noteworthy for containing the only man to be awarded the medal of honor while flying an eighth air force b24 from britain a number of other medals of honor were awards for actions such as the ploesti raid, which were flown outside the eighth air forces normal area of operations. She was the third squadron aircraft carrying the tail code 9d.
Brett this extremely detailed and gripping history of the 448th bomb group heavy which covers the turbulent 1. Liberators over germany in world war ii author jeffrey e. Members of the 7th bomb wing and 489th bomb group will be forward operating out of raf. The 449th bomb group was composed of four squadrons the 716th, 717th, 718th, and 719th. Af reserve stands up b1 unit at dyess air force reserve. American aerial operations, history, united states, united states. A history of the 489th bomb group freudenthal, charles h on. Information for this section is taken from the book a history of the 489th bomb group, by kind permission of charles h freudenthal, veteran of the 489th bomb. On july 5, 1944, the 319 th bombardment group along with the squadron commanding officers and the guidon bearers pictured stood at attention in a newly bulldozed dirt field in decimomannu, sardinia italy before the commander of the 12 th army air force, major general john k. The 489th bomb group flew b24 liberators out of halesworth, suffolk, for several months from may 1944 until later in the year. During 1945 the 39th bg flew bombing missions from north field, guam this is their history. This book has been prepared and published in the belief that every member of the 497th bomb group will want to have its glorious combat history preserved and that every member will desire to have a copy. Please post and exchange information on b24 bomb group 485th, 15th army air corps. Moved to england, aprmay 1944, and assigned to eighth af.
Owners of the b25 briefing time multimedia cd will find other shots like this among those from the 489th squadron yearbook included among its vintage documents. The 466th bomb group flew 231 combat missions with 5,693 sorties, dropping nearly,000 tons of bombs. Welcome to the official web site of the 92nd usaafusaf memorial association. However, rather than concluding upon a note of redemption, the book s final chapters leave the reader with a sense of deep ambivalence, for the novel suggests that the currents of history are by nature cyclic.
Us army air forces 489th bomb group ww ii history ebay. Grottaglie, and home book iii a history of the 449th bomb group volume 3 by members of the 449th bomb group association. The 307th bomb wings newly reactivated 489th bg, which encompasses more than 250 airmen across the 345th bomb squadron, 489th maintenance squadron and the. Ww 2 a2 jacket 560th bomb squadron 388th bomb group 8th air force size 36. Mar 24, 2020 welcome to the 345th bomb groups website. It was previously active at beale air force base, california as the 489th reconnaissance squadron from 2011 to 2015. The 489th bomb group was reactivated as an air force reserve unit during a ceremony here oct. The bomb group reactiv ation includes the 345th bomb squadron, the 489th maintenance squadron and the 489th aerospace medical flight. In september 1989, 489th veteran, charles h freudenthal published his book a history of the 489th bomb group. History books aircraft time line commanders main bases component units assigned to history. Welcome to the official website of the 489th bomb group collection. Sergeant willard lowman of the 755th bomb squadron, 458th bomb group.
He dedicated his book, to all those who served, in whatever rank or capacity, with the 489th bombardment group and its attached units, especially to those who gave their lives in the cause of freedom and human dignity. The 307th bomb wing is the only dual bomber mission wing in the air force. We have hundreds of quality books for sale in our ebay shop, and all our books are arranged in convenient categories to make browsing easier so if you are. Mcclanahan assumes command of the 345th bomb squadron, the only b1 bomber unit in the air force reserve. A history of the 489th bomb group imperial war museums. Tea after crash assigned to the bomb squadron, bomb group wap kimbolton on july returning from france in twentieth we think its important to keep war history alive. If you do too, please consider becoming a supporter. The 489th bomb group 489 bg is a geographically separated unit with its headquarters, the 307th bomb wing, located at barksdale afb, louisiana. The 11th is equipped with the boeing b52h stratofortress. It is assigned to the tenth air force, air force reserve command, stationed at randolph field, joint base san antonio, texas. The 345th bomb squadron is assigned to the 489th bomb group which falls under the 307th bomb wing. This original first edition contains 96 pages of stories, photos, and details of the groups activities from its. It will operate in a classic association with the 7th bomb wing at dyess flying the b1b lancer.789 1287 1583 799 766 458 1577 893 1331 357 148 45 860 920 632 1197 34 519 1147 868 970 989 1613 500 1330 458 163 3 1389 1654 1494 1054 811 1493 896 771 266 286 1319 977 592 1484 1413 188 336