493rd Bombardment Group (H)

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Title

493rd Bombardment Group (H)

Alternative Title

493rd Bombardment Group

Description

A bronze plaque commemorating the 493rd Bombardment Group in Debach Airfield, England. Debach Airfield served as the major base of operations for the 493rd conducting missions in mainland Europe. By the end of the war, the 493rd Bombardment Group dropped over 12,000 tons of bombs on mainland Europe over the course of 157 missions.

The Florida-France Soldiers Stories Project seeks to tell the stories of the Florida soldiers buried in the American Battle Monuments Commission cemeteries in France. Our goal is to honor and commemorate the brave individuals who gave their lives supporting the Allied forces, liberating France, and defeating Germany in the Second World War. Simultaneously, our goal is to teach the students who participate in this research project about the history of France and Florida during World War II, about the history of individual servicemen, and about how to implement historical research methods in their work.

Creator

American War Memorials Overseas Inc.

Source

Photograph of a 493rd Bombardment Group commemorative bronze plaque located at Debach Airfield, England.

Publisher

American War Memorials Overseas Inc.

Date Copyrighted

2008

Contributor

American War Memorials Overseas Inc.

Format

Image/jpg

Extent

327 KB

Medium

1 bronze plaque.

Language

eng

Type

Image

Coverage

Debach Airfield

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Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by the Imperial War Museum War Memorials Register and reproduced on the America War Memorials Overseas Inc. website.

Rights Holder

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Curator

Taylor, Cole

Digital Collection

American War Memorials Overseas Inc.

Source Repository

493rd Debach Airfield Museum

External Reference

Edward T. Russell, Leaping the Atlantic Wall: Army Air Forces Campaigns in Western Europe, 1942-1945 (Air Force History and Museums Program, 1999), 1.


Kenneth P. Werrell, “Friendly Rivals: The Eighth and Fifteenth Air Forces in World War II,” Air Power History 38, no. 2 (1991): 36.
"Florida-France Solider Stories Memorializes Veteran Experiences." CAH News, June 21, 2023. https://news.cah.ucf.edu/news/florida-france-soldier-stories-memorializes-veteran-experiences/

Citation

American War Memorials Overseas Inc., “493rd Bombardment Group (H),” RICHES, accessed April 12, 2024, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/11236.

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