483bg.com is a project of the Army Air Corps Library and Museum. Volunteers are transcribing servicemen names and their awards from General Orders that we are publishing on this website for enthusiasts, families and researchers of genealogy and World War II history. The names on this honor roll of men assigned to the 483rd Bombardment Group is not a complete list of all who served with the 483rd, however, we are attempting to locate as many documents that have survived as possible. Sources of material include the US National Archives, Air Force Historical Research Agency and the records donated by individual servicemen and their families. We hope you will find this information useful and enjoyable. We are accepting volunteers help in this very large World War II project as we preserve this history and honor service.
Constituted on 14 September 1943 and activated on 20 September. They moved to Italy during March-April 1944, and was assigned to Fifteenth Air Force. Began flight operations in April 1944 and continued until V-E Day in May 1945. 483rd missions included targets of factories, oil refineries, marshalling yards, airdromes, bridges and troop concentrations. Targets were located in in Italy, France, Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary, Rumania, Yugoslavia, and Greece. They received a Distinguished Unit Citation (DUC) for action on 18 July 1944 when on a mission to the airdrome and installations at Memmingen, the 483rd, without any fighter escort, they engaged numerous enemy aircraft in the target area and also successfully bombed the objective.
Read this history of the 483rd published in 1945 by the men of the 483rd.
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Colonel Paul L. Barton, c. 26 September 1943
Archival Combat Film Footage DVD of the 5th Bomb Wing and 483rd BG.
840th (formerly 818th): 1943-1945.
Ephrata AAB, Wash, 20 Sep 1943
MacDill Field, Fla, 7 Nov 1943-2 Mar 1944
Tortorella, Italy, 30 Mar 1944
Sterparone Airfield, Italy, 22 Apr 1944
Pisa, Italy 15 May 1944
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