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44-10600

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 788BS, 467BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew on 15-May-45 mission to Royan, dropping napalm for the 1st time on ground targets.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 467th Bomb Group

    467th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 467th Bomb Group, or the "Rackheath Aggies" as they came to be known, flew B-24 Liberators on missions from April 1944. Its air crews became known for their accuracy and the Group had the best overall standing for accuracy within the Eighth Air...

  • 788th Bomb Squadron

    788th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    During early May 1944, General Peck, Commanding general of the 96th CBW, invited Colonel Shower, CO of the 467th BG, Colonel Isbell, CO of the 458th BG, and Colonel Pierce, CO of the 466th BG, to wing HQ at Horsham St. Faith. They were told that one of...

Missions

Places

  • Cheddington

    Military site : airfield
    The main runway at Cheddington fell short of the required 2,000 yards for a class A airfield and it was originally used as a satellite for groups at Bovingdon nearby. Between October 1942 and the end of war in Europe it was used as a Combat Crew...

  • Rackheath

    Military site : airfield
    First allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in August 1942, Rackheath was then earmarked as a fighter base but, because of delay in construction, was never used as such. Built during 1943, the station had three concrete runways, 50 loop...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Willow Run, Ypsilanti Charter Twp, MI 48198, USA 1944

Built at Ford for Consolidated.

Delivered Michigan, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF

Assigned Cheddington, UK 1944

Assigned to 788BS, 467BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 August 2016 11:35:47 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/piccadillycommando-v3.htm
http://www.467bg-research.com/detail.php?sessionLayout=Aircraft&cSerialN...
http://www.the467tharchive.org/piccadilly.html

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