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B-24H-20-CF #42-50313 "Wabash Cannon Ball" Code: 9H-A
492nd BG - 857th BS
Later transferred to the 856th BS and coded 5Z-O then transferred to the 392nd BG - 578th BS and coded EC-W

Connections

Units

  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group to be given B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 model that was fitted with a nose turret on the production line, an adaptation...

  • 492nd Bomb Group

    492nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group, after flying similar missions to other heavy bomb groups until the late summer of 1944, took up 'Carpetbagger' missions, transporting agents, supplies and propaganda leaflets to southern France. The Group was taking on the role of...

  • 578th Bomb Squadron
  • 856th Bomb Squadron
  • 857th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Locations

  • North Pickenham

    Military site : airfield
    Built comparatively late during 1943-44 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, North Pickenham was rather cramped as an airfield site so the main runway was shorter than typical. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 April 2019 02:06:32 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

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