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B-24 Liberator

Assigned 834rd BS, 486th BG, 8th AF, One of the original aircraft flown to the UK - until the end of Jun 44.
Assigned 832nd BS, 486th BG, 8th AF, Beginning of Jul 44 until the second half of Jul 44 (replaced by B-17s).
BAD 3, Langford Lodge, Northern Ireland.
Transferred to 828th BS, 485th BG, 15th AF MTO 3 Mar 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...

  • 485th Bomb Group

    485th Bomb Group

    The wing was originally constituted as the 485th Bombardment Group (Heavy) and activated on 20 September 1943.[6] Its original squadrons were the newly activated 828th, 829th, and 830th Bombardment Squadrons, which were joined a few days later by the...

  • 832nd Bomb Squadron
  • 834th Bomb Squadron
  • 828th Bomb Squadron

    828th Bomb Squadron

    Activated as a B-24 Liberator squadron in late 1943. assigned to II Bomber Command for training in B-24 Liberators. Primarily trained in Nebraska and received deployment orders for the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) in March 1944. ...


  • 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...


  • Langford Lodge

    Military site : airfield
    Planned to be a Satellite Landing Ground for No. 23 Maintenance Unit at RAF Aldergrove, Langford Lodge was selected in October 1941 to be developed as an air deport for the maintenance and repair of USAAF aircraft. A scheme was devised whereby the...

  • 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...

  • Pantanella

    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 1944

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

Assigned Sudbury CO10, UK July 1944

Assigned to 832BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF.

Storage Langford Lodge, United Kingdom 1945

Stored at BAD3.

Assigned 06073 Pantanella, Province of Perugia, Italy 3 March 1945

Transferred to 828BS, 485BG, 15AF USAAF.

Returned ZI Bradley International Airport (BDL), Schoephoester Rd, Windsor Locks, CT 06096, USA May 1945

Returned to Zone of the Interior.


Date Contributor Update
21 January 2018 19:53:19 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2015 11:30:43 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2015 11:27:52 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, unit associations, person associations and media associations