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94th Bomb Group

94th Bomb Group was activated on the 15th June 1942 at McDill Field, FL. The air echelon went overseas on 1st April 1943 with the ground crews moving to Camp Kilmer, NJ. on the 17th April and sailing on HMS Queen Elizabeth on 5th May 1943, arriving in Greenock, Scotland on 11th May 1943.

94th Bomb Group was based at Bassingbourn for a short time, moving to Earls Colne, then to the recently built Rougham Airfield which was more suited to B-17 operations. 324 operational missions, were flown, numbering 8884 sorties with a total bomb tonnage of 18,924 tons being dropped with the loss of 153 aircraft. The group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations for operations over Regensburg on the 17th Aug 1943 and Brunswick on the 11th January 1944
Squadrons during the Second World War.

  • 331st Bombardment Squadron
  • 332nd Bombardment Squadron
  • 333rd Bombardment Squadron
  • 410th Bombardment Squadron

Airfields this group flew from.
  • McDill Field, FL. - 15th June to 29th June 1942
  • Bassingbourn, England. - April to May 1943
  • Earls Colne, England - May to June 1943
  • Rougham, Burys St Edmunds, England - June 1943 to 12th Dec 1945.

2nd Lt Charles Matthew "Chuck" Eberhardt 410th Squadron 8th Airborne, 94th Bomber Group

My father, Charles (Chuck) Eberhardt, was a POW at Stalag Luft 3 and I am looking for any other POW who may recall him. Please send any info to me at or call me at 972-567-0029. Thanks

Mike Eberhardt

Lt Charles Eberhardt 410th Squadron 94th Bomb Group

Does anyone know if a list of Stalag Luft 3 POWS exists which identifies which ones were housed together?

Michael Eberhardt

S/Sgt. Racine Black 94th Bomber Group

I just read the story on this website of the crash landing of the B-17 called Little Sir Echo in England. My uncle was Racine Black the waist gunner. My aunt Wanda Shults was married to him and she is still living in Okemah, Oklahoma. I would love to get more history on my uncle and his crew of Little Sir Echo.

M. Shults

Sidney A Mandel 331st Bombardment Squadron

I've know Sidney A. Mandel, Bombardier, 331st Bombardment Squadron, for almost 40 years. He is one of my real-life heroes. He will celebrate his 90th birthday in March.

Richard Heltzel

Lt. William S. Winneshiek 333rd Bomb Squadron

My father, William S. Winneshiek, was stationed at Rougham during WWII. He was a B-17 pilot and his planes were Double Trouble and Bouncin' Bitch. He was flew with 8th Air Force, 3rd Air Division, 4th Combat Wing, 94th Bomb Group, Squadron 333.

We had a skeleton in the closet. After my father's death, my mother revealed to myself and my siblings that my father had an affair with a lady in Rougham. My oldest sister thinks her name was Michelin. My sisters and I are curious if there are any Winneshiek's over there? Of course their last name would not be Winneshiek, but we are wondering if we have a brother or sister from their relationship.

I am in process of writing a book on my father and his military ventures during WWII. The book will include information on my father's American Indian heritage, which he was ashamed of, as many Indians were from that era. My father and my siblings are enrolled members of the Ho-Chunk Nation. I want to "spice up" the story to include his affair with "Michelin." As I said, my oldest sister thinks this was her name and she is unsure of the spelling.

I have photograph of him from 1942. With the photo we're hoping someone with recognize him. In the photo, he is standing, far left. There's black mark above his head. Any other information you have on my father would be greatly appreciated.

Bill Winneshiek

List of those who served with the 94th Bomb Group during The Second World War

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