Paul Webber

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Retired U.S. Army physician
Location: Colorado
Secretary, 487th Bomb Group Association
     My primary interest is the 487th Bomb Group (Heavy), which consisted of the 836th, 837th, 838th and 839th Bomb Squadrons and supporting units. This Group was based at Army Air Forces Station 137 near Lavenham, Suffolk, England, and was part of the 3rd Air Division of the 8th U.S. Army Air Force in Europe. The Group flew 185 combat missions between May 7, 1944 and April 21, 1945. It flew 46 missions in the B-24 'Liberator' from May through July 1944, and 139 missions in the B-17 'Flying Fortress' from August 1944 through the end of the war.
     The 487th Bomb Group did not have an official wartime motto or insignia. The motto and patch 'Gentlemen From Hell' was used by a few of the veterans during the war, and became associated with the Group after the war when the 487th Bomb Group Association was formed in 1967.
     My uncle Roy M Webber served in this Group in 1944. I am working with other members of the 487th Bomb Group Association to honor all veterans of the Group. See these virtual cemeteries:
487th Bomb Group KIA/MIA
and
487th Bomb Group Survivors of World War II

Retired U.S. Army physician
Location: Colorado
Secretary, 487th Bomb Group Association
     My primary interest is the 487th Bomb Group (Heavy), which consisted of the 836th, 837th, 838th and 839th Bomb Squadrons and supporting units. This Group was based at Army Air Forces Station 137 near Lavenham, Suffolk, England, and was part of the 3rd Air Division of the 8th U.S. Army Air Force in Europe. The Group flew 185 combat missions between May 7, 1944 and April 21, 1945. It flew 46 missions in the B-24 'Liberator' from May through July 1944, and 139 missions in the B-17 'Flying Fortress' from August 1944 through the end of the war.
     The 487th Bomb Group did not have an official wartime motto or insignia. The motto and patch 'Gentlemen From Hell' was used by a few of the veterans during the war, and became associated with the Group after the war when the 487th Bomb Group Association was formed in 1967.
     My uncle Roy M Webber served in this Group in 1944. I am working with other members of the 487th Bomb Group Association to honor all veterans of the Group. See these virtual cemeteries:
487th Bomb Group KIA/MIA
and
487th Bomb Group Survivors of World War II

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