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B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 834BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred in Jul-44 to 835BS. May have been transferred briefly to 493rd BG but definitely transferred to MTO 10 Mar 45 by BAD 3 and assigned to 98th BG. Salvaged 27 Apr 45.

Service

Units

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

  • 834th Bomb Squadron
  • 835th Bomb Squadron
  • Base Air Depot 3

People

  • Phillip Brinkman

    Military | Corporal | Draftsman | 486th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 834BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF as 'Draftsman' as the aircorp had no definition for an artist !! Notable nose art artist. Bio: - http://www.philbrinkman.com/phil-brinkman-biography.htm

  • William Cusack

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 486th Bomb Group
    William Joseph Cusack June 27, 1918 - Sept. 25, 2011 Resident of Concord, California William Joseph Cusack passed away at age 93 after a long and rewarding life. "Bill," to those who new him, was born in New York. He enlisted and served in the Army Air...

Places

  • Langford Lodge

    Military site : airfield
    Planned to be a Satellite Landing Ground for No. 23 Maintenance Unit at RAF Aldergrove, Langford Lodge was selected in October 1941 to be developed as an air deport for the maintenance and repair of USAAF aircraft. A scheme was devised whereby the...

  • Sudbury

    Military site : airfield
    Situated between the villages of Great Waldingfield and Acton, the airfield was used by the 486th Bomb Group from March 1944 to August 1945. Facilities for administrative offices for the Combat Wing were also made available here and along with barrack...

  • Pantanella

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Willow Run Airport, 801 Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, MI 48198, USA 1944

Built at Consolidated.

Assigned Sudbury CO10, UK 1944

Assigned to 834BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned Sudbury CO10, UK July 1944

Transferred to 835BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF.

Stored Warton, Carnforth, UK 1945

Storage at BAD3.

Assigned 06073 Pantanella, Province of Perugia, Italy 10 March 1945

Assigned to 98th BG, 15AF USAAF.

Written off 27 April 1945

Salvaged 27-Apr-45.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2018 18:29:59 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames
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Date Contributor Update
21 January 2018 18:24:42 Al_Skiff Changes to markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
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Date Contributor Update
11 March 2015 11:52:32 Al_Skiff Changes to markings and person associations
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Date Contributor Update
10 March 2015 13:21:45 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations and media associations
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