42-52508 Libra

The nose art of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-52508) nicknamed "Libra ?" of the 486th Bomb Group. The nose art was painted by the artist Phillip S Brinkman.

Object Number - FRE 6764 - The nose art of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-52508) nicknamed "Libra ?" of the 486th Bomb Group. The nose art was painted by the artist Phillip...

Originally assigned to the 486th BG. Transferred from 834th BS to 833rd BS to become 4N-S at the beginning of July 1944. Transferred to the 857th BS, 492nd BG where it was still on inventory records in July of 1945.

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Units served with

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
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 834th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-801436
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 834th Bomb Squadron
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 834th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 20822706

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

Events

Event Location Date Description

Manufactured

Willow Run Airport, 801 Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, MI 48198, USA Built at Consolidated.

Assigned

Sudbury CO10, UK Assigned to 834BS 486BG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned

Sudbury CO10, UK Transferred to 833BS 486BG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned

Harrington, Northampton NN6 9NU, UK Transferred to 857BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date11 Mar 2015 09:30:31
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date11 Mar 2015 09:20:53
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

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

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