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Consolidated B-24 Liberators of the 389th BG, 2nd Air Division, 8th Air Force, en route to bomb Nazi installations, date unknown. B-24D Liberator #42-40776 'H' 'Old Blister Butt' 564th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF, originally assigned to 328th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF, later transferred to 406th/801st BS for "Carpetbagger" missions.



  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • 564th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-40776 'Old Blister Butt' 'Widow'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D Liberator #42-40776 'H' 'Old Blister Butt' 564th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Robert L Wright, returning safely to Libya. ...


Date Contributor Update
25 April 2015 17:53:26 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and mission associations

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