42-52693 Aries

Object Number - UPL 31385 - 42-52693 'Aries' 834BS, 486BG, 8AF with nose art in progress, Cpl Phillip S Brinkman the artist stands by his work.

After leaving 486th BG in July 1944, was put in storage at a depot and not received by 492nd BG at Harrington until between 7 & 23 Dec 44. Never flew in 492nd BG as a Carpetbagger. It remained a bomber (even after being painted black) and flew on all ten of the Group's special bombing missions. Also, by the time it was flown back to ZI in Jul 45, it had been transferred to 856th Squadron and its RCL had been changed from H to R.

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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
  • Service Numbers: O-801436
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 834th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11107826
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 493rd Bomb Group 833rd Bomb Squadron 863rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-704640
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Navigator / Pilot

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
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: BAD-2

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.

Other

Storage

Warton, Carnforth, UK Stored BAD2.

Assigned

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

Assigned

Harrington, Northampton NN6 9NU, UK Transferred to 856BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Returned ZI

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

Revisions

Date21 Jan 2018 18:04:19
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date10 Mar 2015 20:41:19
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

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

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