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576th Bomb Squadron

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  • 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...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Wendling

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People

  • Albert Abbato

    Military | Private | 392nd Bomb Group
    MOS 929 = Automotive Equipment Operator

  • Charles Accardo

    Military | 392nd Bomb Group
    MOS 501 = Admin and Tech Clerk

  • Ralph Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 392nd Bomb Group

  • Jack Adamson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 392nd Bomb Group
    Entered Service at Pittsburgh, PA March 1943. Joined 392nd BG March 1944. Flew 30 missions. DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ ETO w/ 4 battle stars

  • Winfred Albee

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 392nd Bomb Group
    B-24H #42-7669 crashed near Gissing, Norfolk after mid-air collision during assembly on mission to Frankfurt on 29 Jan 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Harris Albright

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    John E. Ross crew

  • John Alder

    Military | 392nd Bomb Group
    MOS 747 = Airplane and Engine Mechanic. Per Capt Levells roster, was 576th Ground Crew #2, "A" Flight.

  • Richard Alderson

    Military | 392nd Bomb Group
    MOS 345 = Truck Driver, Light

  • Dan Alever

    Military | 392nd Bomb Group
    Airplane Armorer

  • Joseph Alexander

    Military | 392nd Bomb Group
    MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer

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Aircraft

  • 41-28651

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 576BS, 392BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Friedrichshafen 18-Mar-44 flying as spare in the formation, moved up to replace B-24 falling back out of formation and collided with same A/C, B-24 41-29174. Both A/C tumbled out of control...

  • 41-28692 Hell's Wagon

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 576BS, 392BG, 8AF USAAF. 10 x Missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Friedrichshafen, attacked by Bf109's and Fw190's after breaking formation 18-Mar-44, landed in Dubendorf, Switzerland. 10 x Interned. MACR 3318.

  • 41-29129

    B-24 Liberator
    Shot down near Brunswick, Germany 19 May 1944, MACR 5096 (43 missions)

  • 41-29131 Helfer College, Spirit of '46, Flying Patch

    B-24 Liberator
    Originally assigned to 446 Bomb Group. Transferred to 389th Bomb Group, 565th Bomb Squadron in November 1943 - named "Helfer College." Transferred to 392nd Bomb Group, 576th Bomb Squadron 12 February 1944 - named "Spirit of '46" and later "Flying...

  • 42-100102

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-100371

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-109835

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-110062

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-50387

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-50659

    B-24 Liberator

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:31:22 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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