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Activated on September 15, 1942, the 490th Bombardment Squadron would become one of the most specialized squadrons in WWII. Being one of the first bombardment squadrons in the China-Burma-India Theater of War, this group of found it necessary to sever Japanese lines into Burma. These targets, however, proved to be quite challenging to take out with their B-25 Mitchell bombers. After weeks of experimenting with different bombing strategies, one pilot, Major Robert A. Erdin discovered a new technique during a bombing mission on New Years Day, 1944. After narrowly missing a tree in his flight path, the pilot was able to accurately put his bombs on target, destroying the bridge below. Following more fine tuning of this “Hop bombing” strategy, the 490th became known as the “Burma Bridge Busters.” Within a period of three years the Bridge Busters destroyed 191 major bridges in Burma, Thailand, and southwest China.