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"A formation of Consolidated B-24 Liberators of the 2nd Bomb Division, roars over Europe en route to the target area. 24 November 1944."

Top - B-24H 41-29137 (RT-F) "Dry Run" 706th BS, 446th BG,
Centre - B-24 42-7655 (RE-P) "Chubby Champ" 329th BS, 93rd BG,
Bottom - B-24 42-7609 RT-D "Lazy Lou" 706BS,446th BG.



  • 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. ...

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb 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
  • 706th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-29137 Dry Run

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-7655 'Chubby Champ'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin 29-Apr-44. Hit by flak and by fighters in rear fuselage. Bale out order given by pilot, 5 x POW, 5 x KIA. Crashed Oldenburg, Germany. MACR 4486

  • 42-7609 'Lazy Lou'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 706BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
14 April 2018 08:44:39 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations