Commanding Officer
MAJ Fred H. Newman
Squadron Executive Officer
MAJ Carl Erickson
Operations
CAPT Donald B. Guthrie
Operations
CAPT Ed M. Rex
Operations
1st LT Albert J. Boyle, Jr.
Flight Surgeon
CAPT William W. Ornduff
Adjutant
1st LT Burton T. Poole
Sqd. Navigator
1st LT Ownie B. Wuorl
Call Sign: NITEDRESS Call Letters: H8 Squadron Color: Green

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MAJ Carl Erickson, CAPT Bill Ornduff (Orndorf?), MAJ Fred Newman

The Story of the 835th and the 486th begin at Grenier field in Manchester, New Hampshire. On January 15, 1941, at Savannah, GA, and the 45th BG was created. The Group was comprised of the 78th, 79th, 80th and the 433rd Bomb Squadrons. The Group trained in A-20 "Havoc" medium bombers. In May of 1942 the 45th was reorganized and its function became antisubmarine warfare. The squadrons became the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th Antisubmarine Squadrons respectively. The A-20s were replaced by the B-18. In August, the group was transferred to Miami, Fl, and flew out of Miami's 36th Street International Airport until 1943.

On November 17, 1942 the 45th BG was reorganized as the 26th Antisubmarine Wing of the Army Air Force Antisubmarine Command. In addition to the 4 established squadrons, the 15th, 17th, 21st, 23rd and 25th AS were added to the wing.

The operating area for the 26th AS Wing was the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. In March 1943 the 9th AS was transferred to Langley, VA, for transition training to the B-24 "Liberator." However, not enough were available at the time, so the squadron continued to fly their B-18s upon return to Miami. Eventually, the B-18s were replaced by the B-25 "Mitchell" medium bomber. As soon as these aircraft were mastered, the B-24s began to arrive.

By August 1943, the 26th Wing was assigned to the First Air Force. A short time later, in October, the Navy assumed responsibility for airborne patrol of the littoral zone. The 26th was disbanded, and its troops reassigned.

This reassignment included the 9th AS to Monthan-Davis AAB in Tucson, AZ. On the 16th of August, the Commanding Officer of the 9th AS, LTCOL Overing, was directed to move his squadron to Monthan-Davis. Overing knew that his squadron was about to be designated a Bombing Group and began to form his core of officers to help him lead the new group. When the orders came forming the 486th Bomb Group on Sept 9th, 1943, the 9th AS became the core squadron and was redesignated the 835th Bomb Squadron (Heavy). The other groups were stood up as new aircraft and crews became available.

The insignia for the 835th shows a "Pluto-like" green hornet. Most likely this represents the operation of an olive green colored B17F which was used by the 835th to perform yeoman duties (airborne communications). This aircraft was also nicknamed the "Green Hornet."

CAPT Guthrie transferred to the 3rd SF to fly P51s.


Assigned Aircrews

Pilot, aircraft name, type, number, and ID
blue - crew photos

Armament Communications Engineering
Packer
11/16/01
Abell
Various
24H
03/14/02
Adler
Unknown
24H #716 H
06/07/01
Allbright
Oh Miss Agnes
17G #001 B
06/07/01
Ashley
Twentieth Century Wolf
24H #483 M
08/17/01
Bacher
Honeychile
17G #029 B
03/18/01
Beard
Various
17G
06/07/01
Bedard
Easy Movement
17G #041 L
06/07/01
Block
Unknown
B24
12/01/06
Brown
King Kong
17G #178 C
06/07/01
Buettner
Cupcake
17G #246 D
07/04/00
Butts
Various
24H
06/20/06
Center
Happy Warrior
17G #9163 S
06/07/01
Chilton
Red Raider
17G #787 K
04/01/01
Crawford
Unknown
17G #875 F
06/07/01
Cross
Various
17G
06/01/02
Dale
Various
17G
01/05/03
Davis
Various
17G
11/03/05
Delanois
Sleepy Time Gal
24H #238 K
06/07/01
Dobbins
Unknown
17G
03/14/02
Dunne
Unknown
17G
02/22/01
Eachen
Nobody Getszit
17G #949 B
06/07/01
Ellersick
Goin' Jessie
17G #954 C
06/07/01
Friend
Rodney the Rock
24H #401 A
06/07/01
Genz
Chief Oshkosh
17G #510 R
05/12/02
George
Swingtime in the Rockies
24H #758 -
06/07/01
Gerhard
Various
17G
06/07/01
Glass
Uknown
B24
12/01/06
Hall, E.
Unknown
17G # -
07/04/00
Harris
Unknown
17G
10/26/03
Hartsoe
Various
17G
06/07/01
Hastings
Unknown
24H #749 O
08/23/03
Herrmann
Miss B-Havin'
17G #137 N
06/07/01
Hinze
Various
17G
07/10/16
Hohman
Various
17G
06/07/01
Jarvis
Roanoke Magician
17G #998 E
06/07/01
Larson
Unknown
24H #454 H
06/09/01
Leach
Chief Oshkosh
17G #510 R
06/09/01
List
Ula Lume
#972 J
06/09/01
Lowrey
Easy Movement
17G #041 L
02/05/04
Lyon
Vermont Maid
17G #246 D
06/09/01
McGuire
Various
17G
06/09/01
J. Miller
Old Man's Folly
17G #891 J
06/09/01
Mullen
Various
17G
06/09/01
Mundorff
Rodney th' Rock
24H #401 A
06/09/01
Munroe
Pappy's Chillun
24H #472 -
02/28/03
Nath
Unknown
24H #121 B
03/14/02
Olson
Honeychile
17G #029 B
06/09/01
Oltman
Marge
17G #110 L
06/09/01
Parker
Unknown
24H #573 G
06/09/01
Riebau
Unknown
17G #952 F
06/10/01
Robinson
Rambling Reck
24H #500 P
09/25/04
Schmitz
Umbriago
17G #983 M
09/05/09
Scheopner
Goin' Jessie
17G #954 C
11/04/01
Sill
Shirley B
17G #846 E
04/25/15
J. Simmons
Goin' Jessie
17G #954 C
10/22/00
Simpson
Unknown
24H #630 L
06/09/01
G. Smith
Unknown
24H #827 R
06/09/01
St Clair
Roanoke Magician
17G #998 E
06/09/01
Starrett
Rodney the Rock
17G #142 P
08/18/02
Steele
Easy Movement
17G #041 L
09/20/08
Stevenson
Miss B. Havin
17G #859 N
11/18/08
Stinson
Umbriago
17G #983 M
06/09/01
Stuart
Unknown
24H #755 K
06/09/01
Thomas
The Short Arm
17G #616 A
09/01/01
Thompson
Gunga Din
24H #505 D
06/09/01
Treece
Various
24H
06/20/06
von Platen
Rack and Ruin
17G #899 T
06/09/01
Walker
Rack 'n' Ruin
17G #899 T
06/09/01
Walkup
Unknown
17G #968 V
06/09/01
Wallenbrock
Wally's Wagon
17G #646 A
05/09/16
Wiley
Oh! Miss Agnes
17G #001 B
07/27/02
Yocke
Various
24H
06/16/01
     

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