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B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group allocated B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 series fitted with a nose turret on the production line. The adaptation increased...

  • 578th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Hilda Berry Sanford

    Military | Major | Women's Army Corps
    Hilda Berry served in the Women's Army Corps in England, assigned to the 2nd Air Division Headquarters. ...

  • Hazel Bliss

    Military | Corporal | Switchboard Operator | 392nd Bomb Group
    Hazel Bliss served as a switchboard operator for 2nd Air Division HQ.

  • Robert Cunningham

    Military | Major | Bombardier | 392nd Bomb Group

  • Raymond Dunphy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 392nd Bomb Group
    Individual Photo N. Young crew

  • John Rickey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Shot down. Entered service at Camp Upton, NY September 1942. Joined 392nd BG 14 October 1943. Rank at end of WW II was S/Sergeant. Pilot-Capt Young. Flew 31 missions on the 'G. I. Jane'. DFC/ AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Emma Utter

    Military | Private First Class | Women's Army Corps
    Emma Utter served with the 2nd Air Division HQ in England. In February 1944, she was part of the WAC unit who christened a B-24 'Pallas Athene'. Emma put the finishing touches onto the new nose art and was one of eleven WACs who were taken on a short...

  • Melvin Young

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 392nd Bomb Group
    Entered service at Richmond, VA January 1942. Joined 392nd BG October 1943. Rank at end of WW II was Captain.

Places

  • Wendling

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Wendling was home to the 392nd Bomb Group from 1943 to 1945. Built in 1942, it was originally planned to be an RAF Bomber Command airfield. Improvement and expansion works were carried out in 1942 and 1943 prior to the arrival of the 392nd and...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 November 2016 14:35:32 Lucy May Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/pallasathene4.htm
http://www.b24.net/aircraft/photos/Pallas%20Athene%20Christening.htm

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