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B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 856BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF 12 x missions. Transferred to 458th BG, 8AF USAAF.



  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    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. ...

  • 856th Bomb Squadron


  • Frank Beatty

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-24 Pilot / Fighter pilot | 467th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 859BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF 5 x missions plus an abort. Transferred to 788BS, 467BG, 8AF USAAF 35 combat missions plus a couple of fuel hauls for Patton. Transferred to 436FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). ...

  • Harold Dane

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars). Post War: Served in USAF in the Korean conflict.


  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

  • North Pickenham

    Military site : airfield
    Built comparatively late during 1943-44 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, North Pickenham was rather cramped as an airfield site so the main runway was shorter than typical. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Fort Worth, TX, USA 1944

Built at Consolidated.

Delivered Texas, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned North Pickenham, Swaffham PE37, UK July 1944

Assigned to 856BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Horsham St Faith, Norwich NR10, UK August 1944

Transferred to 458th BG, 8AF USAAF.

Combat damage Méry-sur-Oise, France 3 August 1944

Crossbow Mission [V1 Rockets] to Mery-sur-Oise, France. Damaged by flak.


Date Contributor Update
13 October 2016 10:45:23 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations