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44-40458

B-24 Liberator

Transferred from the 861BS, 493BG, 8AF. Assignments in 34th BG - 391st BS, 7th BS and 4th BS. Later transferred to the 828BS, 485BG, 15AF where it was lost in Italy 2-Mar-45 - MACR 12710

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. ...

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    Group
    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

  • 485th Bomb Group

    485th Bomb Group

    Group
    The wing was originally constituted as the 485th Bombardment Group (Heavy) and activated on 20 September 1943.[6] Its original squadrons were the newly activated 828th, 829th, and 830th Bombardment Squadrons, which were joined a few days later by the...

  • 391st Bomb Squadron
  • 4th Bomb Squadron
  • 7th Bomb Squadron
  • 861st Bomb Squadron
  • 828th Bomb Squadron

    828th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Activated as a B-24 Liberator squadron in late 1943. assigned to II Bomber Command for training in B-24 Liberators. Primarily trained in Nebraska and received deployment orders for the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) in March 1944. ...

People

  • Robert Bice

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Jack Blackham

    Military | Master Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Survived 7-Jun-44 mission in B-24 42-94911 'Sweet Sioux'; enemy intruder A/C followed bomber stream back to base, shooting down A/C. Crashed off base near Wetheringsett, Baled out. Returned to Duty (RTD) ...

  • Warren Kiley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    Shot down on 33rd mission by flak on October, 7, 1944 over Merseburg after Bombs away. Tail section of B-17 was completely severed. 4 Killed in Action (KIA), 5 Prisoner of War (POW)s. Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Reilly

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew chief | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Crew chief for 'Sweet Sioux' and 'Picadilly Tilly'. ETD Awards: GC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Francis Rowley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot / Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Survived 7-Jun-44 mission in B-24 42-94911 'Sweet Sioux'; enemy intruder A/C followed bomber stream back to base, shooting down A/C. Crashed off base near Wetheringsett, Baled out. Returned to Duty (RTD). Co-pilot and...

  • Elbert Swenson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 7BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Louis Visconti

    Military | Corporal | Ground crew | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Ground crew for 'Sweet Sioux' and 'Picadilly Tilly'. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Arnold Woelfel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Places

  • Debach

    Military site : airfield
    Debach was one of the last Eighth Air Force heavy bomber bases to be completed. It was built by the 820th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) between late '43 and early '44. Pronounced locally as 'Deb-idge', the base was built to a class A standard with...

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.

  • Venosa

    Military site : airfield

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 November 2019 21:14:30 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/picadillytilly1.htm
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