42-52744 Ding Dong Daddy From Dixie Capricorn

Object Number - UPL 13625 - Liberator B-24H-15-FO, 2S-L 42-52744 'Capricorn' of the 834th BS, 486th BG, 8th AF. Renamed from 'Ding Dong Daddy From Dixie'

Assigned to 834BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred in Jul-44 to 835BS. May have been transferred briefly to 493rd BG but definitely transferred to MTO 10 Mar 45 by BAD 3 and assigned to 98th BG. Salvaged 27 Apr 45.

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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
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth 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 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

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 835BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Stored

Warton, Carnforth, UK Storage at BAD3.

Assigned

06073 Pantanella, Province of Perugia, Italy 1945-03-10 Assigned to 98th BG, 15AF USAAF.

Other

Written off

1945-04-27 Salvaged 27-Apr-45.

Revisions

Date21 Jan 2018 18:29:59
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date21 Jan 2018 18:24:42
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date11 Mar 2015 11:52:32
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date10 Mar 2015 13:21:45
ContributorAl_Skiff

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