Skip to main content
Edit entry 

42-109896

B-24 Liberator

Ex-392nd Bomb Group - first trace with 453rd BG: 14 October 1944.
Transferred to 44th BG after 11 April 1945 but flew no missions with that Group.

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...

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 578th Bomb Squadron
  • 733rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Atkins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Robert Atkins served as a tail gunner with the 733rd Bomb Squadron of the 453rd Bomb Group, flying missions out of Old Buckenham, England.

  • Allan Bryson

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Albert Gehrt

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Solomon Greenberg

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Joseph Grunas

    Military | Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Bernard Kyes

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Clarence Mayronne

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group

  • David Mitchnick

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Maxey Spencer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer | 453rd Bomb Group
    Maxey Spencer, of Kinmundy, Illinois, enlisted in the Army Air Corps on October 1, 1941, reporting to Camp Grant, near Rockford, Illinois. He was sent to Old Buckenham Air Base in England, flying 35 missions in B-24 Liberators from September 1944...

  • George Walker

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group

Show more

Missions

  • 769

    29 December 1944

Places

  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...

  • 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...

Events

Not yet known

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 March 2020 04:52:20 Mick H Changes to mission associations
Sources

From 44th Bomb Group Veterans Association Historian Aircraft No : 42-109896 Mission on December 29, 1944 Standtkyll Germany target : Communications Squadron Pos : High Squadron Aircraft Pos : Deputy Lead Formation Type : B-24

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2018 12:32:42 Lucy May Changes to person associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/1458

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2017 12:57:43 Lucy May Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.oldbuck.com/media/32481/Aircraft-of-the-453rd.pdf
http://b24.net/nose/index.html

Share