42-50306 Dragon Lady

The nose art of a B-24 Liberator (RT-S, serial number 42-50306) nicknamed "Dragon Lady" of the 446th Bomb Group. Image via Albert R Krassman Jr

Object Number - FRE 6607 - The nose art of a B-24 Liberator (RT-S, serial number 42-50306) nicknamed "Dragon Lady" of the 446th Bomb Group. Image via Albert R Krassman Jr

Aircraft crashed on take-off at Flixton (Bungay), killing all crew and 2 RAF ground crew.

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Units served with

A flight of B-24 Liberators of the 446th Bomb Group fly in formation above the clouds.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 704th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34476923
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 704th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 704th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 704th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner

Places

Aerial photograph of Bungay (Flixton) airfield, looking south, the technical site- with T2 hangar- and control tower are to the right, where the main airfield gate is also situated, 16 October 1945. Photograph taken by No. 541 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/930. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Flixton

Missions

  • Date: 27 April 1944

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Bungay, Suffolk, UK 27 April 1944 See detailed report at: http://www.446bg.com/stories/case%20crash.pdf

Revisions

Date15 Jul 2015 10:24:43
Sources

Added from MACR 15806 - http://www.fold3.com;
and detailed report from:
http://www.446bg.com/stories/case%20crash.pdf

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