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Riverside in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

484th Bombardment Group

Commanding Officer Colonel William B. Keese

— Deputy Commanding Officer Lt. Colonel Chester C. Busch —

 
 
484th Bombardment Group Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 4, 2010
1. 484th Bombardment Group Marker
Inscription.  
The 484th Bombardment Group (Heavy) comprised of the 824th, 825th, 826th, 827th Squadrons, assigned to the 49th Bombardment Wing, 15th Air Force, flew the B-24 Liberator Bomber in 208 Combat Missions from April 1944 to May 1945 from its airfield at Torretta, Italy (Cerignola), attacking oil refineries, oil storage plants, heavy industry, and communications in Southern Europe. The Group received two Presidential Unit Citations for actions on 13 June 1944 and 21 August 1944. The Group's insignia was a red bow tie. This plaque commemorates the Group's achievements during World War II and honors all the men assigned to the 484th Bomb Group.

Installed by the 484th Bomb Group Association, Dayton, Ohio, 15 September 1995
 
Erected 1995 by 484th Bomb Group Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, World II. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1944.
 
Location. 39° 46.717′ N, 84° 6.759′ W. Marker is in Riverside, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker (Memorial
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#267) is in the Memorial Park of the National Museum of the United States Air Force, with museum access off Springfield Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Spaatz Street, Dayton OH 45431, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 465th Troop Carrier Wing (here, next to this marker); 474th Fighter Group (a few steps from this marker); Navigators and Observers (a few steps from this marker); 1896th Engineer Aviation Battalion (a few steps from this marker); State of Ohio Pearl Harbor Survivors (a few steps from this marker); American Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc (a few steps from this marker); 4134th / 320th Bombardment Wing (H) (a few steps from this marker); The Shadow (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riverside.
 
Also see . . .
1. 484th Bomb Group. American Air Museum in Britain website entry (Submitted on August 21, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. 484th Bombardment Group (H). Army Air Corps Library and Museum website entry (Submitted on January 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. 484th Bombardment Group Association. Website homepage (Submitted on January 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

4. Heavy Bomber Groups of the 15th Air Force. A Glimpse of How It Was-
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Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
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The Air War Over Europe 1943-1945 website entry (Submitted on January 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
A B-24 Liberator nicknamed "Flak Strainer" of the 484th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force image. Click for full size.
via American Air Museum in Britain, Unknown
3. A B-24 Liberator nicknamed "Flak Strainer" of the 484th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 959 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on December 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on August 21, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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