Stories of the 485th Bomb Group
Story by: Lynn Cotterman, 831st Squadron Navigator and Don Magness, brother of John Magness
The topic: March 2, 1945 mission when two planes collided over Austria, with tragic results.
Story by: Mark LaScotte, son of Eugene LaScotte, 828th Bomb Squadron nose gunner
The topic: Search for answers regarding the 6/28/44 mission to Bucharest, Romania.
Story by : Colonel Pop Arnold, 485th Bomb Group Commander.
The topic: August 27, 1944 mission to Blechhammer, Germany, POW life and the evacuation from Stalag Luft III.
Story by: Foster Chapman, radio operator, 830th Bomb Squadron (Ken Muse crew)
The topic: Combat mission to the Vienna oil storage tanks on 8/22/44
Story by: Lynn Cotterman, navigator, 831st Bomb Squadron (Homer Cotton crew)
The topic: Bombing of the Rosenheim, Germany marshalling yards on 4/19/45 and the reason for bombing these installations.
Story by: Glenn Hess, pilot, 831st Bomb Squadron
The topic: A pilot’s chance encounter with a civilian victim of the 4/25/45 bombing of Linz, Austria
Story by: Jim Scheib, copilot, 831st Bomb Squadron (Bob Baker crew)
The topic: A story of luck that occurred in early 1945
Story by: Celeste Smither, daughter of William Smither and friend of Marvin Nicholson
The topic: A story of two friends in different bomb groups in Italy