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B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 12th Air Force

    12th Air Force


    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...

  • IX Bomber Command
  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

  • 345th Bomb Squadron

    345th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron and trained by Third Air Force. Deployed to Egypt in June 1942 over South Atlantic Transport Route transiting from Morrison Field, Florida though the Caribbean to Brazil; performed trans-Atlantic...

Places

  • Benina

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Benina Airfield, Libya 29 July 1943

Crash Landed

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 November 2020 13:09:56 phil marchese Changes to unit associations
Sources

The 98th BG was assigned to 9th AF IX BC circa Aug/Nov 1942 until circa Sept/Oct 1943. This B-24D is from that era.

Date Contributor Update
06 November 2020 02:04:54 466thHistorian Changes to events and place associations
Sources

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dougsheley/4763423890/

Date Contributor Update
06 November 2020 01:59:29 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings and unit associations
Sources

https://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/usa/aircrafts-2-3/b-24-bomber/b-...
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_bombers/b24_9.html

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