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578th Bomb Squadron

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

  • Lloyd Abrahamian

    Military | 392nd Bomb Group
    Supply Sergeant

  • James Ackelson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Radar Officer, Radio counter measures | 392nd Bomb Group

  • Dominick Adago

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Aerial Gunner, Bombardier, Co-Pilot, Radio Operator | 392nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Richard Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group

  • Jack Adelman

    Military | 392nd Bomb Group
    MOS 555 = Aircraft Sheet Metal Worker

  • Woodrow Adkins

    Military | 392nd Bomb Group
    MOS 504. Per 578th roster 5Aug44, Ordnance Crew Chief. Per 392 orders 21Dec44, MOS change fm 901 (Munitions Worker) to 505, Ammunition NCO

  • Boyd Adsit

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 392nd Bomb Group
    27 missions

  • Anthony Albino

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Pilot was John F. Joyce

  • David Albright

    Military | 392nd Bomb Group
    MOS 521 = Airman Basic. Per 578th roster 5Aug44, was aSwitchboard Operator.

  • Allen Alexander

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 392nd Bomb Group
    Entered service at Phoenix, AZ 7 January 1942. Joined 392nd BG 21 May 1944. Was a/c commander of lead crew. Completed 30 missions. Discharged August 1945, rank of Captain. DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

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Aircraft

  • 41-28688

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 578BS, 392BG, 8AF USAAF. 18 missions flown. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Leipheim, due to mechanical failure, engine #2, #1 and #4 failed in that order meaning A/C could not maintain formation or altitude. Crew baled out around...

  • 41-29002

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29485

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned 19 March 1944; destroyed in mid air collision with B-24J-55-CO, serial number 42-99982 over Dereham, Norfolk 9 April 1944

  • 41-29509 Knucklehead

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned 6 April 1944, crashed Westgate-On-Sea 27 April 1944 after 9 missions

  • 42-100100

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-110105

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-50338

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-50358

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-50466 Ford's Folly

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-50623

    B-24 Liberator

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:31:12 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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