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B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 834BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 832BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Stored BAD2. Assigned 725BSBS, 451st BG, 15AF USAAF. Salvaged 9-Apr-45.



  • 451st Bomb Group
  • 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...

  • Base Air Depot 2

    Base Air Depot 2

    During 1942 to 1945 Warton Aerodrome was Base Air Depot No. 2, Station 582 of the U.S. 8th Air Force. In the three years it was active it processed over 10,000 aircraft and saw over 45,000 aircraft movements. Every type of American aircraft used in the...

  • 832nd Bomb Squadron
  • 834th Bomb Squadron
  • 725th 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...


  • 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...

  • Warton

    Military site : airfield
    Built as a satellite airfield for Squires Gate, it was earmarked for US use even before America entered the Second World War. Its location made it ideal for use as a depot station, where incoming US aircraft could be processed and moved on to active...

  • Pantanella

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Manufactured Fort Worth, TX, USA 1944

Built at Consolidated.

Assigned Sudbury CO10, UK May 1944

Assigned to 834BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. [9-May/29-Jun-44]

Assigned Sudbury CO10, UK July 1944

Transferred to 832BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. [8/20-Jul-44]

Storage Warton, Carnforth, UK 1945

Stored at BAD2.

Assigned 06073 Pantanella, Province of Perugia, Italy 2 February 1945

Transferred 725BS, 451BG, 15AF [2-Feb-45].

Written off 9 April 1945

Salvaged 9-Apr-45.


Date Contributor Update
21 January 2018 18:55:04 Al_Skiff Changes to markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2015 10:46:24 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and media associations

Roger Freeman /