487th Bomb Group (H)
Station 137 - Lavenham, Suffolk, UK
22-Sep-43 to 7-Nov-45

487th Featured Items

Bruce MacFarland 837th Squadron
(Added 9-Apr-2019)
Video interview with Bruce MacFarland who served as S/Sgt, ball-turret gunner on the Casey crew in the 837 Squadron.
B-17, 43-39045 of 838th Squadron (Added 5-Apr-2019) This link shows a photo of this aircraft after crash landing at Woodbridge. An additional link then takes you to video of the crew and the aircraft.
Lt. Colonel Beirne Lay (Added 24-Dec-2018) This is a link to an article of Air & Space by the Smithsonian. Lt. Col Lay served as the commander of the 487th Bomb Group (H) when it deployed to England. After the war he went on to co-author Twelve O’Clock High with Sy Bartlett. It later became a well known movie and inspired a popular television series.
Bernard "Barney" Nolan (Added 24-Dec-2018) This is a link to an interview with Barney Nolan, who served with the 487th Bomb Group (H) from it's earliest days.
487th Tower Log (Added 4-Jul-2017) See the pages of the 487th operations tower log, recorded during the operation of the 487th Bomb Group (H).
Vernon Phillips photos (Added 27-Jun-2017) A collection of photos from Vernon Phillips supplied by his daughter Susan Dudasik.
City of Savannah (Added 9-Feb-2017) A story of the "City of Savannah", the B-17 at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. This tells of the service this aircraft saw with the 487th Bomb Group. Written by Ivo de Jong.
William Henry Hughey (Added 22-Dec-2016) This is a video with comments by Henry Hughey about his missions and thoughts on service with the 487th Bomb Group, and more.
8th Anti submarine personnel Personnel of the 8th Anti submarine Squadron. This group became the 839th Squadron of the 487th Bomb Group (H)
487th Bomb Group Aircraft markings Ivo de Jong wrote this comprehensive summary of the various aircraft markings used by the 487th Bomb Group
487th Bomb Group Insignia Ivo de Jong and Paul Webber wrote this summary of information about the 487th Bomb Group insignia. Several logos were used during the war, but none was official. This is worth reading to understand the story.
Lt General William K. Martin interview Interesting interview with General Martin who, as Colonel Martin, commanded the 487th during the war.
The General discusses his time with the 487th, and many other details of his career and life.
Photo History of the 487th Bomb Group (H) The book is still available! You can find out how to order a copy by clicking here.

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