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467th Bomb Group

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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 Force. The Group bombed strategic targets in Germany and later, supported the ground invasion of the Continent by bombing enemy installations at Cherbourg in support of the Normandy landings and concentrations of enemy troops and supplies at Montreuil as Allied soldiers moved east across France.

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Missions

  • 339

    5 May 1944

  • 419

    17 June 1944

  • 425

    20 June 1944
    Bombed an airfield. We were hit by flak; a piece hit Palmer's armor plate and another hit a gas tank. Probriefed in the evening for a big secret mission.

  • 455

    6 July 1944

  • 8th Air Force 554

    15 August 1944
    Airfields in NW Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium are the primary targets for this mission. 8th Air Force despatches a total of 932 aircraft. The raid is coordinated with 1,000 Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers and Mosquitos attacking 9 airfields...

  • 8th Air Force 556

    16 August 1944
    Aircraft factories and oil refineries are the primary targets for this mission. A total of 1090 heavy bombers are despatched. See Mission Details for particulars. ...

  • 8th Air Force

    18 September 1944

  • 8th Air Force

    26 September 1944

  • 8th Air Force

    27 September 1944

  • 8th Air Force

    28 September 1944

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Rackheath 12 March 1944 – 5 July 1945

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Aircraft

  • 41-28730 'Blond Bomber'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 790BS, 467BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Berlin. Shot down assumed enemy fighters 29-Apr-44. 6 x POW 4 x KIA MACR 4942.

  • 41-28749 Wild Irish Rose

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 790BS, 467BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Berlin. 3 Fw190's hit formation, A/C hit in #4 engine which began wind milling, also in starboard stabilizer causing it to drop out of formation. A/C turned over several times...

  • 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

  • 41-29373 The Monster, Flak Magnet

    B-24 Liberator
    Originally assigned to 458th Bomb Group, 753rd Bomb Squadron named 'The Monster'; transferred to 467th Bomb Group, 788th Bomb Squadron around April 1944 and renamed 'Flak Magnet'

  • 41-29380 Slick Chick

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29450

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-110171 The Prowler

    B-24 Liberator

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 March 2018 15:31:59 2nd Air Division Memorial Library Changes to description
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2nd Air Division Memorial Library

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01 May 2015 11:55:23 rossingtonj Changes to nicknames, aircraft types and mission associations
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Nickname and aircraft types added.

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10 April 2015 07:51:02 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to mission associations and media associations
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my photo

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13 March 2015 15:23:09 rossingtonj Changes to type and mission associations
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Type added.

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27 September 2014 18:42:46 AAM AAM ingest
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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 / The Mighty Eighth. A History of the Units, Men and Machines of the US 8th Air Force.' by Roger A. Freeman (1989). 'Air Force Combat Units of World War II' compiled by the Department of the US Air Force, edited by Maurice Maurer (1983). / 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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