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42-94889

B-24 Liberator

Flew missions with the 34th Bomb Group from 24 May 1944- 14 August 1944

Transferred to 93rd Bomb Group as crashed in landing accident at Warton with Guy Webb on 11 January 1945

Service

Units

  • 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

  • Virgil Brave

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

  • Leon Salveson

    Military | 34th Bomb Group

  • Guy Webb

    Military | 93rd Bomb Group

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.

  • Warton

    Military site : airfield
    Built as a satellite airfield for Squires Gate, it was earmarked for US use even before America entered the Second World War. Its location made it ideal for use as a depot station, where incoming US aircraft could be processed and moved on to active...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2020 15:13:33 Emily Changes to description, events, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.8thafhs.com/get_one_acgroup.php?acgroup_id=18

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2020 15:09:02 Emily Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, unit associations and person associations
Sources

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