Skip to main content
Edit entry 

42-40985

B-24 Liberator

Modified to Carpetbagger configuration in Mar/Apr 44 and assigned to 8th Air Force's 801(P) Bomb Group, 406th Bomb Squadron with call letter C, which, in August 1944, became 8th Air Force's 492th Bomb Group, 858th Bomb Squadron, C.

Service

Units

  • 492nd Bomb Group

    492nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group, after flying similar missions to other heavy bomb groups until the late summer of 1944, took up 'Carpetbagger' missions, transporting agents, supplies and propaganda leaflets to southern France. The Group was taking on the role of...

  • 801st Bomb Group

    801st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 801st Bomb Group was established as part of the Eighth Air Force in late March 1944 to carry out 'Carpetbagger' missions. These were night missions over France and other parts of occupied Europes to support resistance forces by dropping in agents,...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 330th Bomb Squadron
  • 406th Bomb Squadron
  • 858th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Durward Headley

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Durward Headley served as a navigator with the 93rd Bomb Group, flying missions from England and North Africa. One of the B-24s he flew in was called 'Georgia Peach'. ...

Places

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. In December 1943, the B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in, and remained until the end of the war, flying over 330 missions....

Events

Not yet known

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 June 2017 13:18:18 Lucy May Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, unit associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/georgiapeach-v1-1.htm

Share