The 490th's

History

Origins

Find out where, why, and how the 490th originated. 

Eyewitness

accounts

This link will take you to the stories section of our archive.

Missions

Take a look at some missions the 490th have been involved with.

490th Occupied & Neighbouring Airbases

Lean more about the several airbases both in the UK and US, that the 490th occupied.

Going back, there's a lot to know about the history of the 490th B.G.

This page is dedicated to the history of the 490th and you can learn more by following the links above.

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Part of the 8th Air Force, the 490th were assigned to various missions during their operation, including bombing runs over Europe, and providing aid after the war.

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