42-52768 Leo

The nose art of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-52768) nicknamed "Leo ?" of the 493rd Bomb Group. The nose art was painted by the artist Phillip S Brinkman.

Object Number - FRE 6762 - The nose art of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-52768) nicknamed "Leo ?" of the 493rd Bomb Group. The nose art was painted by the artist Phillip S...

Assignments:
834th BS, 486th BG, 8th AF (coded 2S-E) - Missions [7] - 27 May 44
7th BS, 34th BG, 8th AF (coded K) - Missions [6] - 11 Jun 44
860th BS, 493rd BG, 8th AF (K) - Missions [20] Jun - at least [19] Jul 44
BAD 2 (end 1944)
RZI 25-Sep-45.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 34th Bomb Group
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth 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
The insignia of the 493rd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
The insignia of the 7th Bomb Squadron, 34th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • 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
  • 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.

Assigned

Mendlesham, Stowmarket IP14, UK Transferred to 7BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned

Debach, Woodbridge IP13 6BY, UK Transferred to 860BS, 493BG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Storage

Warton, Carnforth, UK Stored at BAD2.

Other

Returned ZI

Bradley International Airport (BDL), Schoephoester Rd, Windsor Locks, CT 06096, USA 1945-09-25 Returned Zone of the Interior.

Revisions

Date21 Jan 2018 17:13:36
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date21 Jan 2018 17:12:45
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date10 Mar 2015 21:20:34
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

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

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