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B-24 Liberator #41-23809 'Painted Virgin' 'You Cawn't Miss It' lead formation assembly ship 488th BG, 8th AF, formerly 'Hellsadroppin II' was flown on the low-level Ploesti mission by Lt. Julian Harvey 93rd BG, 329th BS, 8th AF and aborted shortly after leaving the Libyan coast with engine trouble.

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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 Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 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

People

  • Julian Harvey

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Before enlisting in the Air Force, Harvey worked as a model for the John Roberts Powers Agency ...

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...

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Date Contributor Update
15 April 2015 17:44:20 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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