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789th Bomb Squadron

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  • 467th Bomb Group

    467th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 467th Bomb Group, or the "Rackheath Aggies" as they came to be known, flew B-24 Liberators on missions from April 1944. Its air crews became known for their accuracy and the Group had the best overall standing for accuracy within the Eighth Air...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Rackheath

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People

  • Lynn Allen

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Missions from 17 March to 25 APril 1945 Air Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • James Andersen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Damaged by flak and landed in Sweden on 6/21/44 in B-24 'Six bits' #4252525 INT

  • Ralph Anderson

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier | 467th Bomb Group
    35 bombing missions DFC/ AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • George Audette

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engine Mechanic | 467th Bomb Group

  • Victor Bakan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Togglier | 467th Bomb Group

  • Warren Baker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed near Obsteig on 7/11/44 in B-24 'Baffling Brat' #4252512 POW

  • Elmer Barndt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Aachen Germany on 10/14/44 in B-24 'Miss Judy' #4252507. Joe graduated from Quakertown High School in June of 1943 and shortly thereafter enlisted in the Army Air Corp at the age of 17. He, like thousands of other...

  • Weldon Barrette

    Military | Sergeant | Airplane Mechanic | 467th Bomb Group

  • Raymond Bechtold

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 467th Bomb Group

  • Gustavus Bentley

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 467th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 41-28981 Wolves Inc.

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 disappeared into a cloud bank on its return from a mission to Stuttgart, Germany, on 4 March 1945. It crashed into the North Sea and only two of the crew, Sgt Perry and Sgt Moskowitz, were picked up in rescue launches. They thought the aircraft...

  • 41-29363

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29368 Tail Wind

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-110187 Belle of the East

    B-24 Liberator
    On 29 June 1944, B-24 'Belle Of The East' #42110187 was shot down by flak and crashed near Brumby

  • 42-52507 Miss Judy: named for the mother of Lt. Gebauer its first pilot

    B-24 Liberator
    The Miss Judy was one of the original B-24 liberators in the 789th squadron and was first flown by the the crew under Lt. Gerald Gebauer. As noted in the crew section of the 467 bomb group archives under crew 35, the crew completed its mission...

  • 42-52512

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-52525 Six Bits

    B-24 Liberator
    Damaged by flak and landed in Sweden on 21 June 1944. Crew interned.

  • 42-52535

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-28744 'Go Getter'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 789BS, 467BG, 8AF USAAF.

  • 42-40370 'Heaven Can Wait' 'Pete the Pom Inspector'

    B-24 Liberator
    Originally flew the 1 Aug 43 Ploesti mission with the 44th BG / 506th BS 'Heaven can Wait' (V), but aborted before the target and landed on Cyprus. Transferred to the 389th BG / 566th BS (EE W) at the beginning of Nov 43, and flew on combat operations...

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:51:38 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
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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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