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791st 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

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Based Rackheath

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People

  • Ernest Adams

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Flew on B-24 'Slick Chick'. MACR 9843. B-24H #42-95224 'LONELY HEART'. Returned to base on mission to Hamburg after CP fell from A/C bomb bay into the North Sea. RTD.

  • Edward Alexander

    Military | Navigator | 467th Bomb Group

  • Louis Alier

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 467th Bomb Group
    On return from mission to Hamm, Germany was followed by enemy and shot down over home base. see watts book, p74

  • Raymond Allen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 467th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-24 AC# 44-10541. While on weather reconnaissance mission over the North Sea, the plane encountered severe icing and went into a spin. Pilot recovered AC at 700 ft, but three cres members had bailed out. Ai/Sea rescue could not...

  • Myrl Anderson

    Military | Tail Gunner | 467th Bomb Group

  • Dennis Arnold

    Military | Sergeant | Airplane Armorer-Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    (Crew #118-51 per SO#33)

  • James Bahrman

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer | 467th Bomb Group
    Flew on B-24 'Slick Chick'

  • Michael Baron

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Flew on B-24 'Slick Chick'. MACR 9843. B-24H AC# 4295224 'LONELY HEART'. Returned to base on mission to Hamburg after CP fell from AC bomb bay into the North Sea. RTD.

  • Learned Barry

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 467th Bomb Group
    9 Months in Europe, Sept 44 to June 45, 18 Combat Missions (13 as Lead Pilot & Crew) . Also flew AirSea Rescue during the Korean War stationed in Okinawa. Became Assistant comtroller of the Air Force. After retirement he became Comptroller of the...

  • Ernest Beasley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 467th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-24 #4129450. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Aircraft

  • 41-29450

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-52530 Bugs Bunny

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-95080

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29420 "Belle of the East"

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed at Belton, Suffolk on returning 25 Aug 44; the crew had bailed out due to engine failure because of lack of fuel

  • 42-95237 'Normandy Queen'

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29369 'Tender Comrade'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned 791BS, 467BG, 8AF USAAF. Subsequently assigned to BAD 2. Lost while flying from RAF Valley to Meeks Field, Iceland 23-Jul-45 . Port outer engine caught fire and could not be controlled causing the wing outboard of engine to fail. Failed wing...

  • 41-29375 Lil' Peach

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29386 Gerocko

    B-24 Liberator
    at 2 SAD Troston when damaged in taxiing accident 10 Feb 1945; to 310 Ferry Sqdn, crashed landed due to engine failure 3 mi W Strangford, Ireland 2 May 1945

  • 41-29393 Shoo-Shoo Baby

    B-24 Liberator
    later assigned to 790th BS; renamed "Pete the POM Inspector 2nd" as second formation assembly ship; nose was replaced with a B-24D greenhouse

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 April 2015 03:49:31 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:53:12 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:51 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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