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480th Antisubmarine Group

Greetings! My name is Kris and I am a military historian doing research on the 480th Antisubmarine Group (as well as 1st and 2d Antisubmarine Squadrons).

The 480th, along with her assigned squadrons, was assigned to Army Air Forces Antisubmarine Command fighting in the North African Theater. Under the command of Colonel Jack Roberts, the 480th flew B-24 Liberators on antisubmarine patrols in an area of the Atlantic extending north and west from Morocco.

As the current 480th historian, I'm looking for old photos, patches, personal accounts, etc., that might aid in developing a more well-rounded unit history. Furthermore, I would love to have contact information on surviving members of those units.

I appreciate any help or information! Thank you for your time. Regards, Kris
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RE: 480th Antisubmarine Group 2006/02/17 14:01:04 (permalink)
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Hi Historian,
I am very interested in what you know about  the 480th Antisubmarine Group.  My great-uncle served with the 2nd Antisubmarine Squadron.  The crew he was on sunk the U-232.  I have a copy of the article written about the sinking of the sub, some letters and pictures.  Can we exchange information?   
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RE: 480th Antisubmarine Group 2006/02/19 16:46:47 (permalink)
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The 480th is currently active and you may be able to get information from its historian.  On 31 Jul 1985, it was reconstituted and consolidated with the 580th Air Resupply & Communications Wing (a Korean War era special operations unit) as the 480th Special Operations Wing.  It was not active under this designation, but was redesignated the 480th Intelligence Wing and activated under 8th Air Force at Langley AFB, VA on 1 Dec 2003.

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RE: William Oscar "W.O." Watts 2006/04/19 23:50:26 (permalink)
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Hello.  My grandfather, William Oscar "W.O.", died during the 1960s before I was born.  As a result, I am trying to track down as much information about him as possible.  I know he flew with the 480th from 1943-44 (?).  If anyone has ANY information regarding my grandfather or just simply knew him, please contact me at:   reed.watts@verizon.net.   Thank you.
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RE: 480th Antisubmarine Group 2006/11/14 08:57:33 (permalink)
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Greetings!
 
My father Charles P. Alexander was a flight surgeon with the 480th both
at St. Eval in England and in Morocco from Nov 1942 - until ?Nov 1943? when
the group returned to the U.S. and was disbanded. Although somewhat
reticent to talk about the war, I do remember him talking about Jack
Roberts and some of the incidents he witnessed . Unfortunately, my father
died in 1970 and it's only been lately that I have gone through the hundreds
of letters(V-Mail) he wrote to my mother.  Mostly, they are about the day to
day ennui of existence in a war, but occasionally an interesting story or in one
case, a sad recounting of a friend's death.
 
There are probably not that many Veterans from the 480th left. My father
 would be 92 if he were alive today and I suppose that at age 28 he would
 have been considered one of the 'old men' of the group. If any vets from the
480th read this, I would be thrilled to hear from you. Likewise, any relatives
of the men of the 480th.
 
 
 
Thanks,
 
John Alexander
 
   
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RE: 480th Antisubmarine Group 2006/11/14 09:23:49 (permalink)
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IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY, GOOGLE: "480th Antisubmarine Group" WITH THE QUOTATION MARKS.  THERE IS QUITE A BIT OF INFO ON THE NET. -JIM

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RE: 480th Antisubmarine Group 2007/02/06 04:13:56 (permalink)
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My grandfather was part of the 480th AntiSubmarine Group. He was stationed in Port Lyautey from June to November 1943. He flew 42 missions. In July 1943 his crew sunk a German U-Boat.  My grandfather is still around and often speaks about that part of his life.  He also has alot of photographs of his crew in North Africa. He mentions Col. Jack Roberts often.
my email is Mmerryman00@aol.com
 
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Re: RE: 480th Antisubmarine Group 2008/12/27 01:33:06 (permalink)
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My Grandfather was with the 480th antisubmarine group in Port Lyautey in 42-43.  I have a few pictures of he and his flight crew. His B24 was
The Ark. Pilot was Cpt. Maxwell.  His plane went down in August 43 but the crew (7) men were rescued at sea by a british ship. We even have pictures of the crew on board the rescue.  We have been trying desperately to get more information as our Grandfather is no longer with us.  Any info would be great!
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