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St. Malo Island, defended by the Nazis, is hidden under bomb bursts when attacked by Consolidated B-24 Liberators during August 1944. NARA Ref No 342-FH-3A19197-54049AC.
Right Centre - B-24J 42-50625 from the 565th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF and coded EE-Z. Destroyed on August 14,1944 after crash-landing at Hethel due to battle damage. It caught fire and was completely burnt, crew OK.

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. ...

  • 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...

  • 565th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-50625

    B-24 Liberator
    Consolidated B-24J Liberator 42-50625 from the 565th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF and coded EE-Z. Destroyed on August 14,1944 after crash-landing at Hethel due to battle damage. It caught fire and was completely burnt, crew OK.

Locations

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 November 2015 20:51:23 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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