Partial Crew Lists

497th Bomb Group
Created August 2016
Updated February 2022

Created August 2016
Updated 21 February 2022
Doug Comella

Clicking on the Bomb Squadron Number will take you to Crew Lists for that unit.
Lists are alphabetical by Aircraft Commander


497th Bomb Group Mission Spreadsheet

This spreadsheet can be helpful in
tracking an Aircraft Commander

Operation Orders ( Mission Completion Reports )
MOS numbers

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These partial crew lists for each of the Bomb Squadrons have been created using:

Missing Air Crew Reports ( MACR )

497th Narrative History ( Reels B0662 and B0663 )
Air Force Historical Research Agency, Maxwell AFB, Alabama

497th BG POW Mission Reports
scanned by Jim Bowman
at NARA facility College Park, Maryland

Operations Orders
Parts of February and March 1945
provided by Carl Breth Jr and Mark Malloy

Operations Orders
Late February through early April 1945
provided by Joe Swann

Morning Reports
Images photographed from microfilm
by Roy Wall
at NARA facility St Louis,Missouri

The page for each Bomb Squadron is searchable using the FIND feature

Searching is limited to one Bomb Squadron at a time.

While most crews remained within the same Squadron, some of the Aircraft Commanders did not.

They were transferred to another Squadron, to 497th Group Headquarters, or to 73rd Wing Headquarters

Mission Reports with each crew member listed are extremely difficult to find.

Were it not for Jim, Carl, Mark, and Roy, these pages could not have been created.
Details on Losses and Group Burials can be found in the menu at the top of this page

Mission Crew Lists
Thanks to Carl Breth, Jr

15 March 1945

Mission 26


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MOS numbers 1944-1945

This table covers most of those
used on B-29s during 1944 and 1945

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