The 492nd Bomb Group were assigned to the 8th Air Force in April 1944. They flew 60 missions over occupied Europe from 11 May 1944 until 7 August 1944. ...
RTD 29 may 1944 B-24J #44-40173 'Ernie's Beavers'.
Few 20 missions with the 492nd BG Flew 80+ missions with the 453rd BG Operation Home Run #35 (466th BG) May have been named "Ernie's Beavers" with the 492nd BG, however no photographic proof of this has yet been found.
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5392, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces vol 3 pg 656 & page 254 in the book SECOND AIR DIVISION, D790.A2S45, 1998 edition