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B-24 Liberator #41-23809 'Hells A Dropin II' was flown on the low-level Ploesti mission by Lt. Julian Harvey, and aborted shortly after leaving the Libyan coast with engine trouble. Transferred to 448th BG 8 Jan 44 to become its first assembly ship AKA "Painted Virgin" / "You Cawn't Miss It" / "Checker Board".

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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. ...

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bomb Group was a B-24 Liberator Group that flew out of Seething, Norfolk. The Group flew their first mission on the 22nd December 1943 and over the next eighteen months the air crews flew 262 missions over occupied Europe. These bombing...

  • 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...

  • 329th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Locations

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2015 16:18:44 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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