42-50456 Dorothy Kay Special

Object Number - UPL 19954 - Close formation flying is the secret of success of American daylight assaults against Europe, for in so flying, each bomber afofrds mutual protection...

Assigned to 856BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF 12 x missions. Transferred to 458th BG, 8AF USAAF.

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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: 467th Bomb Group 479th Fighter Group 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 436th Fighter Squadron 788th Bomb Squadron 859th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15125819 / O-701862
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot / Fighter pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 754th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19100811 / O-699652
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

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Missions

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Event Location Date Description

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Combat damage

Méry-sur-Oise, France 3 August 1944 Crossbow Mission [V1 Rockets] to Mery-sur-Oise, France. Damaged by flak.

Manufactured

Fort Worth, TX, USA Built at Consolidated.

Delivered

Texas, USA Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned

North Pickenham, Swaffham PE37, UK Assigned to 856BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Transferred

Horsham St Faith, Norwich NR10, UK Transferred to 458th BG, 8AF USAAF.

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