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B-24J-1-NT #42-78503 "Jodey" Code:
454th Bomb Group - 736th Bomb Squadron - 15th AF
Shot down 16 February 1944 with Bruce Rabun Crew

Bruce Rabun Crew was lost 16 Feb 44 in 42-52261 - MACR 2488. First deliveries of J-NT's was approx. May 44.
42-78503 has soft (unconfirmed) connection to 449th BG, 719th BS, listed as ex 454/736 and arriving in 449th in February '45.

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Units

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    Command
    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 449th Bomb Group

    449th Bomb Group

    Group
    The group was constituted as 449th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May at Davis-Monthan Field, Arizona.[2] its original components were the 716th,[3] 717th,[4] 718th,[5] and 719th Bombardment Squadrons.[6] ...

  • 454th Bomb Group

    454th Bomb Group

    Group
    The group was constituted as 454th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 14 May 1943 and activated on 1 June at Davis-Monthan Field, near Tucson, Arizona. Training began immediately on Consolidated B-24 Liberators[2] and the ground cadre was sent on 3 July to...

  • 719th Bomb Squadron
  • 736th Bomb Squadron

    736th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established in mid-1943 as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron; trained under Second Air Force. Deployed to the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) in January 1944, being assigned to Fifteenth Air Force in Southern Italy. ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 May 2017 12:08:16 449th Historian Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Missing Aircrew Report 2488, "Maximum Effort: A History Of The 449th Bomb Group"

Date Contributor Update
19 May 2017 12:05:34 449th Historian Changes to caption
Sources

Missing Aircrew Report 2488 (Rabun loss), "Maximum Effort: A History Of The 449th Bomb Group"

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2016 01:10:29 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.454thbombgroup.it/TOTAL%20LIST%20DEF1.htm

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2016 01:10:29 466thHistorian Changes to place associations
Sources

http://www.454thbombgroup.it/TOTAL%20LIST%20DEF1.htm

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