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42-94813

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 18BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Named 'Skotty' after the loss of B-24 41-29572 'Scotty' by Lt Brain crew. 35 x combat missions. Transferred to RAF.

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. ...

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 18th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Stanley Brain

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 18BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. 37 x combat missions. Baled out of B-24 41-29572 Scotty 7-Jun-44 after Ju88 intruder damaged aircraft. RTD ...

  • Virgil Brave

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

  • Robert Buenger

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 18BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Brain crew. 37 x combat missions. Baled out of B-24 41-29572 Scotty 7-Jun-44 after Ju88 intruder damaged aircraft. RTD ...

  • Junior Craft

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 18BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Brain crew. 37 x combat missions. Bailed out of B-24 41-29572 Scotty 7-Jun-44 after Ju88 intruder damaged aircraft. RTD MACR 6725 Awards: SS, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Paul Schopf

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 18BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Brain crew. 37 x combat missions. Baled out of B-24 41-29572 Scotty 7-Jun-44 after Ju88 intruder damaged aircraft. RTD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Richard Stevens

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 18BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Brain crew. 37 x combat missions. Baled out of B-24 41-29572 Scotty 7-Jun-44 after Ju88 intruder damaged aircraft. RTD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Places

  • 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.

Events

Event Location Date
Assigned Mendlesham, UK June 1944

Assigned to 18BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned September 1944

Transferred to RAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 November 2019 11:31:02 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://valortovictory.tripod.com/b24s/42-94813.htm

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