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579th 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

  • Milton Abes

    Military | 392nd Bomb Group

  • Emanuel Abrams

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 392nd Bomb Group
    Entered service at Nashville, TN 4 April 1943. Joined the 392nd BG early July 1944. Pilot was Charles A. Neundorf. Rank at end of WWII was 1st. Lt. ...

  • Billy Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Aerial Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Crashed on take off in poor weather conditions on a mission to Genshagen on 6 Mar 1944 in B-24H #42-7473. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Adams

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 392nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 November 1943 in B-24 #427561 'Mac's Sack II. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Richard Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-24 #427488 'Hellzadroppin. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Adkins

    Military | 392nd Bomb Group
    MOS 504

  • Richard Alexander

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 392nd Bomb Group
    RTD Ditched in channel on 9/11/44 in B-24 #4252615 'For extraordinary achievement and heroism while serving as nvigator of a B24 on a bombing mission to Germany, 28 Jan 1945, his right arm, collar bone and shoulder blade were broken as his aircraft...

  • Paul Alfred

    Military | 392nd Bomb Group
    MOS 911 = Airplane Armorer. Per SO#250, 26Nov44, reduced to Pvt for^ inefficiency.

  • Arnold Allnut

    Military | 392nd Bomb Group
    579th Chemical Section. Per 392nd orders 3Mar44, was 577th Decontaminating Equipment Operator.

  • Marion Allred

    Military | 392nd Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 41-28742 'Old Glory'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 579BS, 392BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) on 1st mission to Friedrichshafen 18-Mar-44. Shot down by fighters and crashed W of Rottweil, Germany. 1 x POW, 9 x KIA. MACR 3319.

  • 41-29127 Li'l Gypsy

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29427 Ready Willing and Able

    B-24 Liberator
    assigned 19 Mar 1944; exploded in midair 29 Apr 1944 2 mi S of Wendling during landing; MACR 15213 (13 missions)

  • 41-29474

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-100117 Delayed Actions

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-109789 Mairzy Doats

    B-24 Liberator
    On 12 April 1944, two crew members of 42-109789 bailed out near Dunkirk as they believed the aircraft was going down, however it returned to its base with its crew. MACR 4379. ...

  • 42-109814 Jive Bomber

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-50279

    B-24 Liberator
    Shot down and crashed near Mainz, Ger, 13 September 1944. MACR 8848

  • 42-50433

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-50435

    B-24 Liberator

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:31:06 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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