Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search results

Archives at The Museum of Flight


United States. Army Air Forces. Bomb Group, 490th

 Organization

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Harold K. and Charlene B. Hartell World War II Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2021-12-08
Overview The Harold K. and Charlene B. Hartell World War II Collection documents the personal careers of the Hartells during the war, primarily from 1942 to 1945. The collection documents Harold’s training and service as a bombardier in the United States Air Corps and Charlene’s training and work for North American Aviation building B-25 bombers.

Robert K. Mason B-17 Incident Report and Photographs Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 1985-09-11
Contents of the Collection The collection consists of an incident report and photographs of a B-17G crew, 490th Bomber Group, 850th Squadron, based in Eye, East Anglia, England with its aircraft that was damaged by enemy fire during a bombing mission on March 9, 1945. The two-page report by B-17 pilot Robert Mason describes that the crew came under flak fire en route to their bombing target: railroad yards in Frankfurt, Germany. A shell passed through the No. 2 engine in the left wing without exploding. After...

Homer Rickman World War II Photographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 1993-10-06-A
Contents of the Collection The Homer Rickman World War II Photographs is a small collection comprised of eight black-and-white photographs, presumably taken by Rickman and featuring several aircraft squadrons from the 490th Bomb Group. The photos were taken both during combat missions and on the ground at the squadron's home base at RAF Eye, near Mellis, England. The photos showcase several B-17 Flying Fortresses, including one where they are pursued by Messerschmitt Bf-109 fighters. Also featured is a Hawker Hurricane...

The Museum of Flight | 9404 E. Marginal Way South | Seattle WA 98108-4097 | 206-764-5874
Contact us with a research request
curator@museumofflight.org