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B-24 Liberator

Assignments: Originally 8th AF, 486th BG. Transferred on 1 Jul 44 to 834th BS (H8 H). Transferred to 15th AF, 461st BG, 766th BS as #51. (Also reported in 465th BG). Condemned 19 Jun 45.



  • 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...

  • 461st Bomb Group

    461st Bomb Group

    The group was constituted in May 1943 as a B-24 Liberator heavy bombardment group and activated on 1 July at Wendover Field, Utah.[1] It trained under II Bomber Command at several airfields in Utah, Idaho, and California, with group elements undergoing...

  • 834th Bomb Squadron
  • 766th Bomb Squadron

    766th Bomb Squadron

    Established in mid-1943 as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron; trained under Second Air Force. Deployed to the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) in February 1944, being assigned to Fifteenth Air Force in Southern Italy. ...


  • Edward Boyle

    Military | Airplane Armorer-Gunner | 486th Bomb Group

  • 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...


  • 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...

  • Torretta

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Manufactured Willow Run Airport, 801 Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, MI 48198, USA 1944

Built at Consolidated.

Assigned Sudbury CO10, UK June 1944

Assigned to 834BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned 90040 Torretta PA, Italy August 1944

Transferred to 766BS, 461BG, 15AF USAAF.

Written off 19 June 1945


Date Contributor Update
21 January 2018 17:28:41 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2015 11:45:10 Al_Skiff Changes to markings and person associations

Roger Freeman Photo.

Date Contributor Update
10 March 2015 12:56:57 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations, person associations and media associations