41-29490 Gemini

The nose art of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-29490) nicknamed "Gemini ?" of the 486th Bomb Group. The nose art was painted by artist Phillip S. Brinkman.

Object Number - FRE 6767 - The nose art of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-29490) nicknamed "Gemini ?" of the 486th Bomb Group. The nose art was painted by artist Phillip S....

Assigned to 834BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 832BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Stored BAD2. Assigned 725BSBS, 451st BG, 15AF USAAF. Salvaged 9-Apr-45.

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Units served with

A B-24 Liberator (serial number 44-450443) of the 451st Bomb Group, 15th Air Force releases bombs during a mission.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
A diagrammatic layout of AAF Station 174 - the USAAF codename for Sudbury airfield - while the 486th Bomb Group were stationed at the airbase as of the 22 June 1944.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 834th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37187863
  • Highest Rank: Corporal
  • Role/Job: Draftsman
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 834th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-801436
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Places

Aerial photograph of Sudbury airfield looking south west, the bomb dump is to the upper right of the airfield, 29 February 1944. Photograph taken by 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, sortie number US/7PH/GP/LOC188. English Heritage (USAAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Acton
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: BAD-2

Events

Event Location Date Description

Assigned

Assigned

06073 Pantanella, Province of Perugia, Italy 1945-02-02 Transferred 725BS, 451BG, 15AF [2-Feb-45].

Manufactured

Fort Worth, TX, USA Built at Consolidated.

Assigned

Sudbury CO10, UK Assigned to 834BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. [9-May/29-Jun-44]

Assigned

Sudbury CO10, UK Transferred to 832BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. [8/20-Jul-44]

Other

Storage

Warton, Carnforth, UK Stored at BAD2.

Other

Written off

1945-04-09 Salvaged 9-Apr-45.

Revisions

Date21 Jan 2018 18:55:04
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date11 Mar 2015 10:46:24
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

Roger Freeman / http://www.b24bestweb.com

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