42-52532 Virgo Miss Mynookey

The nose art of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-52532) nicknamed "Virgo ?" of the 486th Bomb Group. The nose art was painted by the artist Phillip S Brinkman.

Object Number - FRE 6763 - The nose art of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-52532) nicknamed "Virgo ?" of the 486th Bomb Group. The nose art was painted by the artist Phillip...

Assigned 834rd BS, 486th BG, 8th AF, One of the original aircraft flown to the UK - until the end of Jun 44.
Assigned 832nd BS, 486th BG, 8th AF, Beginning of Jul 44 until the second half of Jul 44 (replaced by B-17s).
BAD 3, Langford Lodge, Northern Ireland.
Transferred to 828th BS, 485th BG, 15th AF MTO 3 Mar 45.
RZI.

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Units served with

  • 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

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 Assigned to 832BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Storage

Langford Lodge, United Kingdom Stored at BAD3.

Assigned

06073 Pantanella, Province of Perugia, Italy 1945-03-03 Transferred to 828BS, 485BG, 15AF USAAF.

Other

Returned ZI

Bradley International Airport (BDL), Schoephoester Rd, Windsor Locks, CT 06096, USA Returned to Zone of the Interior.

Revisions

Date21 Jan 2018 19:53:19
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date11 Mar 2015 11:30:43
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date11 Mar 2015 11:27:52
ContributorAl_Skiff

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