Records of the men of the 497th Bomb Group who died in service.

497th Bomb Group, 73rd Bomb Wing, HONOR ROLL


Silver Star and Other Medals

Citations for Air Medal


Squadron Scrapbooks

869th Bomb Squadron
(35 meg file - please download to your computer unless you have a fast connection)

870th Bomb Squadron
(343 meg file - please download to your computer unless you have a REALLY fast connection)

871st Bomb Squadron
(56 meg file - please download to your computer unless you have a fast connection)


Reconstruction of Some Personnel Records

Master File A-Z


Personal Accounts by Men who were there

GOING TO WAR - S/Sgt Carl H. Barthold, Radio - 870th Bomb Squadron, 497th Bomb Group, 20th Air Force

Ditching Report - A-11, Southern Belle, William Campbell Crew - 1 June 1945 - 869th Squadron, 497th Bomb Group, 73rd Bomb Wing

THE DIARY OF MAJOR WALTER B. DOSSETT, SR. - 497th BOMB GROUP, 73rd BOMB WING, 20TH AIR FORCE, U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS 1944-1945

News Reports Of Ernie Pyle At the 73rd Wing During February and March 1945

THE DITCHING OF LT. McGREGOR’S B-29 CREW 23 JANUARY 1945

George Lewis Petoff, Sr. - an account of some of the 35 missions we flew in our Boeing B-29 Superfortress

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