42-110141 Breezy Lady/Superman/Marie

Object Number - UPL 20025 - L to R: S/Sgt Larry Matson - WG; S/Sgt Darrell Latch - G; 2LT Walt Cline - N; CPT Sam Evans - P (under cockpit); ground officer (back to camera). ...

Transferred to from the 492nd BG to the 458th BG, 752rd BS. Modified as an AZON plane, retained the name "Breezy Lady" painted on port side; "Superman" was later added to the starboard side. Later the "Breezy Lady" side was renamed "Marie".

Successfully landed in England when the nose wheel refused to descend on  20 Jul1944.

Returned to the USA in 1945.

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Units served with

Personnel of the 458th Bomb Group gather around a B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-29303) nicknamed "Liberty Lib" in order to transfer a casualty into a waiting ambulance. Image via Harry Holmes. Written on slide casing: '458th BG.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 753rd Bomb Squadron 755th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-664988
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 788th Bomb Squadron 859th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16031290
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 788th Bomb Squadron 859th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36294811
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 753rd Bomb Squadron 755th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37658158
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator/Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 753rd Bomb Squadron 755th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-1995867
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot

Places

Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Manufactured

San Diego Consolidated, San Diego, California

Delivered

North Pickenham Original aircraft for the 859th BS, 492nd BG. Total missions for the 492nd: 5 Originally named BREEZY LADY by the Prytulak Crew #907.

Assigned

Horsham St Faith Transferred to the 458th BG, 753rd BS, during late May

Other

Crash Landed

1944-07-24 Crash landed in England

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