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The wreck of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-100046) of the 389th Bomb Group, 2 October 1944. Official caption on image: "(GAD-2-7-61SC)(2-10-44)(A/C No. 2100046 - B-24)." Handwritten on reverse: '389BG. Taverham.' On reverse: John H. Woolnough [Stamp].



  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...


  • 42-100046 Patsy Ann

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24J "Patsy Ann" - Serial 42-100046 of 389th Bomb Group/565th Bomb Squadron crashed shortly after take-off on the 10 February 1944 mission to the Gilze-Rijen airfield in the Netherlands. The weather was very cold and misty and it is presumed that...


  • 8th Air Force 216

    10 February 1944
    This mission is a despatch of two separate formations. One formation is a combined force of 169 B-17Fs from 3rd Bomb Division: 94BG; 95BG; 96BG; 100BG; 385BG; 388BG; 390BG; 447BG; and 482BG despatched to bomb the industrial areas of Brunswick, Germany....


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31 October 2015 15:48:14 ED-BB Changes to aircraft associations and mission associations

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