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B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 34BG 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF (missions: 23-May - 6-Jun-44). Transferred to 863BS, 493BG, 8AF USAAF. Later painted black and assigned as a night bomber to 857BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed in Belgium after the crew bailed out on a mission to Duisburg during the night of 21/22-Feb-45. Salvaged 5-Mar-45 by 5 SAD.



  • 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...

  • 492nd Bomb Group Carpetbaggers

    492nd Bomb Group Carpetbaggers

    The 492nd Bomb Group, after flying similar missions to other heavy bomb groups until the late summer of 1944, took up 'Carpetbagger' missions, transporting agents, supplies and propaganda leaflets to southern France. The Group was taking on the role of...

  • 4th Bomb Squadron
  • 857th Bomb Squadron
  • 863rd Bomb Squadron


  • Balazs Orban

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

  • Richard Whiteman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew chief | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: BS, GC, WWII Victory, EAME.


  • Harrington

    Military site : airfield
    Harrington was built by the 826th and 852nd Engineer Battalions of the US Army in 1943. Completed in 1944, it was the furthest Eighth Air Force combat airfield from the east coast.The Eighth's Special Operations Group was based at the airfield, first...

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.


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Date Contributor Update
08 November 2019 16:47:55 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, unit associations, person associations and place associations