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B-24 Liberator

Original overseas complement of 34th BG, 1944 Project Number 92537.



  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

  • 863rd Bomb Squadron


  • Virgil Brave

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 34th Bomb Group on 1 April 1944 in Blythe California. ...


  • Debach

    Military site : airfield
    Debach was one of the last Eighth Air Force heavy bomber bases to be completed. It was built by the 820th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) between late '43 and early '44. Pronounced locally as 'Deb-idge', the base was built to a class A standard with...


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Date Contributor Update
24 May 2019 00:42:43 phil marchese Changes to description

Indivdual Aircraft Record Card

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2018 15:53:29 Darren Jelley Changes to unit associations and place associations

493rd BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
22 June 2015 15:35:27 Bill Morris Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames and unit associations

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