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42-94759

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 847BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 845BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 703BS, 445BG, 8AF USAAF.

Service

Units

  • 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. ...

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 489th Bomb Group

    489th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 489th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Halesworth, Suffolk, for several months from May 1944 until later in the year. The Group flew tactical missions in support of ground forces in northern France. It was in this tactical role that the crews...

  • 703rd Bomb Squadron
  • 845th Bomb Squadron
  • 847th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Leon Vance

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot; Group Commanding Officer | 489th Bomb Group
    On 5 June 1944, Col. Vance was the command pilot on the 44th BG's B-24' Missori Sue' for this his second mission in the ETO. The plane was severly damaged by flak, Vance's right foot was shot off, but he was so intent on getting the rest of the crew...

Places

  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...

  • Tibenham

    Military site : airfield
    Tibenham was built in 1941-1942 by W and C French Ltd with a standard 2,000 yard main runway, and two other runways both 1,400 feet in length. Accommodation was provided for a full USAAF heavy bomber group in dispersed sites. Personnel of the 320th...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Willow Run, Ypsilanti Charter Twp, MI 48198, USA 1944

Built at Ford for Consolidated.

Delivered Michigan, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Halesworth IP19, UK 1944

Assigned to 847BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Halesworth IP19, UK 1944

Transferred to 845BS, 489BG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Tibenham, Norwich NR16, UK 1944

Transferred to 703BS, 445BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 August 2020 11:50:41 Davidtags Militaria Changes to media associations
Sources

Davidtags Militaria

Date Contributor Update
07 August 2020 11:08:32 Davidtags Militaria Changes to manufacturer
Sources

Davidtags Militaria

Date Contributor Update
04 August 2016 18:58:14 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

www.fold3.com
http://www.b24bestweb.com/sharond1.htm

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