42-94979 Slick Chick

The nose art of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-94979) nicknamed "Slick Chick" of the 466th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '466 BG, Slick Chick, 42-94979 F 43, 128 Misns, Per Crew Chief John Doskocz, 785th A443F.'

Object Number - FRE 1943 - The nose art of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-94979) nicknamed "Slick Chick" of the 466th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '466 BG,...

Oldest and longest serving 466th BG B-24 to survive the war
Flew over 100 missions without an abort. GCC John Doskocz was awarded the Bronze Star for this achievement.
In total she went through 10 engines and dropped 592,500 lbs. of bombs in 880 combat hours

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Units served with

Three little girls hold up a balloon celebrating the 100th mission of the 466th Bomb Group in front of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95592) nicknamed "Black Cat". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'On our 100 Mission party Day- 18 Aug 1944, Attlebridge, 466th- wouldn't it be something if we could identify these girls? How could I do it?'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-720421
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37267798
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31160529
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-761034
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot

Places

Aerial photograph of Attlebridge airfield, looking north, the fuel store and a T2 hangar are in the upper centre, 31 January 1946. Photograph taken by No. 90 Squadron, sortie number RAF/3G/TUD/UK/51. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Attlebridge Arsenal, Station 120

Missions

  • Date: 27 April 1944
  • Date: 6 October 1944
  • Date: 7 October 1944
  • Date: 14 October 1944
  • Date: 19 October 1944

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

First 466th BG Mission

Blainville, 76860 Longueil, France 1944-04-27 Bill Tikey Crew

Other

Last 466th BG Mission

Traunstein, Germany 1945-04-25

Assigned

Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 1944-04-22 466th BG

Other

50th Mission without an abort

Mainz, Germany 1944-09-09 Wallace Clay Crew

Other

Mission

1944-07-13 One engine shot out on the bomb run and a 2nd engine lost right after turning off the target. Returned on two engines, using 18 degrees of flap. Capt. Farber was pilot.

Revisions

Date25 Dec 2016 23:56:19
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

"Attlebridge Notes" #18

Date1 May 2016 00:45:43
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Archives

Date5 Jan 2015 20:09:37
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date5 Jan 2015 20:08:56
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date31 Oct 2014 16:13:31
Contributor466thHistorian
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Chris Brassfield

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