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B-24D Liberator #42-40776 'H' 'Old Blister Butt' 564th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya.
Originally - 93rd BG / 328th BS (N), Transferred - 389th BG / 564th BS (YO H), Later Transferred - 389th BG / 566th BS (RR K+)
Name changed to WIDOW (B-24DSA-95 CO) 8 801(P) 406 / 492 858, Salvaged war-weary 29 May 45 at Langford Lodge, North Ireland.

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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. ...

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    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

Aircraft

  • 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. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 April 2015 17:57:08 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

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