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Learn more about our group and what we're doing to remember everyone who was a part of the 490th BG and Eye Airfield during the war.



There's memorials to the 490th across the world and our newest installation is in Eye, England where you can visit today.

Who are the 490th BG Memorial Group?

We are a group of volunteers dedicated to remembering and commemorating the men & women of the 8th Air Force, in particular the 490th Bombardment Group who were moved to the UK to help with our war efforts in 1943.

East Anglia in the United Kingdom played a vital role in the war, being the home to many strategic bomber commands, large newly built aerodromes for heavy bomber aircraft like those piloted by the 490th, and top secret missions involving experimental aircraft and even primitive drones. There was a huge American presence here in Suffolk during the war and our job is to make sure the men, women, machinery, stories and memories live on for years to come.

Take a look at some of our photo favorites in our online gallery.



We are extremely greatful for any donations we receive here at the 490th BG. This helps us to maintain our permanent memorial, organise more events, and grow as a whole. Click the button below to donate via PayPal.

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