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B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 853rd Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Metfield

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Metfield had three concrete runways, 39 pan plus 15 loop hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied by the 353rd Fighter Group, equipped with P-47s, from August 1943 to...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 March 2015 02:53:06 Timothy McKeown Changes to media associations
Sources

C. Timothy McKeown

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2015 01:34:07 Timothy McKeown Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, manufacturer, nicknames, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Ringmasters: The 491st Bombardment Group (H). Dallas: Taylor Publishing Co. (1992).

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