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B-24 Liberator #41-23699 'Lemon Drop' one of the original 9 aircraft that the 68th BS brought to the UK. She became the group assembly ship and was scrapped 1 Jun 45, after failing the POM inspection.

Connections

Units

  • 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. ...

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 68th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-23699 'Lemon Drop'

    B-24 Liberator
    Consolidated B-24D-1-CO Liberator (s/n 41-23699) named "Lemon Drop" from the 68th BS, 44th BG, 8th AF. This was one of the original 9 aircraft flown to England by the 68th BS and was a veteran of the Aug 1, 43 low-level mission to Ploesti Romania ...

Locations

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 April 2015 11:10:27 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
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