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B-24 Liberator

486th Bomb Group converted to B-17s in 1944; aircraft transferred to Italy 10-Jan-45 and assigned to 15th AF, 449th BG, 716th BS and renamed "Sagittarias"



  • 449th Bomb Group

    449th Bomb Group

    The group was constituted as 449th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May at Davis-Monthan Field, Arizona.[2] its original components were the 716th,[3] 717th,[4] 718th,[5] and 719th Bombardment Squadrons.[6] ...

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 833rd Bomb Squadron
  • 834th Bomb Squadron
  • 716th Bomb Squadron


  • Phillip Brinkman

    Military | Corporal | Draftsman | 486th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 834BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF as 'Draftsman' as the aircorp had no definition for an artist !! Notable nose art artist. Bio: -

  • William Cusack

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 486th Bomb Group
    William Joseph Cusack June 27, 1918 - Sept. 25, 2011 Resident of Concord, California William Joseph Cusack passed away at age 93 after a long and rewarding life. "Bill," to those who new him, was born in New York. He enlisted and served in the Army Air...

  • Woodrow Magers

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 834BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Woodrow Magers served as a flight engineer/top turret gunner with the 834th Bomb Squadron of the 486th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Sudbury, England. He was a member of L Reed's crew. He flew 52...


  • Sudbury

    Military site : airfield
    Situated between the villages of Great Waldingfield and Acton, the airfield was used by the 486th Bomb Group from March 1944 to August 1945. Facilities for administrative offices for the Combat Wing were also made available here and along with barrack...


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Date Contributor Update
18 May 2022 12:07:28 Al_Skiff Changes to description, unit associations and place associations

Roger Freeman / /

Date Contributor Update
28 January 2021 13:49:49 general ira snapsorter Changes to nicknames

Date Contributor Update
06 April 2015 02:46:54 Bill Morris Changes to description
Sources via Fort Worth Aviation Museum
Combat Squadrons of the Air Force World War II edited by Maurer Maurer via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Date Contributor Update
10 March 2015 21:33:06 Al_Skiff Changes to markings and person associations

Roger Freeman / /

Date Contributor Update
09 March 2015 11:33:16 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations and media associations

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