United States. Army Air Forces. Bomb Group (H), 487th
The 487th Bombardment Group was activated at Bruning Army Air Field, Nebraska on September 20, 1943. The group arrived at RAF Lavenham, its base in England, on April 4, 1944 and entered into combat a month later. The unit flew B-17s on bombing and support missions throughout the war. In July 1945, the unit began to return to the United States and was inactivated on November 7, 1945.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Multiple Containers
Contents of the Collection The Ole B. Bennedsen World War II Collection documents Bennedsen's service as a pilot of Boeing B-17 aircraft on operational missions over Germany near the end of World War II. This small collection includes a Pilot's Flight Log with entries from 1943-1945, a pay card, and a list of all of Bennedsen's 35 operational missions over Germany, which includes the dates and names of German cities. Also present are two black-and-white photographic prints depicting Bennedsen and his "Bonnie Lassie"...
Collection — Box: One
Content Description The Duane Kaiser World War II Collection is a small collection documenting Kaiser's service in the 487th Bomb Group and political career in the Washington State House of Representatives. Materials include photographs (primarily digital prints rather than vintage prints); a scrapbook related to his military service with photographs, military orders, and 487th Bomb group association materials; correspondence and clippings related to his military service; 487th bomb group information; and a...
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