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B-24 Liberator

Originally assigned to the 486th BG. Transferred from 834th BS to 833rd BS to become 4N-S at the beginning of July 1944. Transferred to the 857th BS, 492nd BG where it was still on inventory records in July of 1945.

Service

Units

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group were assigned to the 8th Air Force in April 1944. They flew 60 missions over occupied Europe from 11 May 1944 until 7 August 1944. ...

  • 833rd Bomb Squadron
  • 834th Bomb Squadron
  • 857th Bomb Squadron

People

  • 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: - http://www.philbrinkman.com/phil-brinkman-biography.htm

  • Servando Carrillo

    Military | Radio Operator Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Member of Foy crew

  • 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...

  • Patrick Foy

    Military | 486th Bomb Group

  • Nolan Hueske

    Military | 486th Bomb Group

  • Orville Jacobson

    Military | 486th Bomb Group

  • Chester Kology

    Military | Waist Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Member of Foy crew

  • Bernie Lindle

    Military | Navigator | 486th Bomb Group
    Member of Foy crew

  • John Pedersen

    Military | 486th Bomb Group

  • John Serna

    Military | Waist Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Member of Foy crew

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Places

  • Harrington

    Military site : airfield
    Harrington was built by the 826th and 852nd Engineer Battalions of the US Army in 1943. Completed in 1944, it was the furthest Eighth Air Force combat airfield from the east coast.The Eighth's Special Operations Group was based at the airfield, first...

  • 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...

Events

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

Built at Consolidated.

Assigned Sudbury CO10, UK 1944

Assigned to 834BS 486BG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned Sudbury CO10, UK July 1944

Transferred to 833BS 486BG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned Harrington, Northampton NN6 9NU, UK 1945

Transferred to 857BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2018 19:17:16 Al_Skiff Changes to markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/libra3.htm
http://www.b24bestweb.com/libra4.htm

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2015 09:30:31 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

http://www.486th.org

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2015 09:20:53 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, unit associations, person associations and media associations
Sources

Roger Freeman / http://www.b24bestweb.com

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