42-95160

media-13979.jpeg UPL 13979 Garveston, Norfolk, memorial

Photo taken 6 June 2012, Gary Atkins

Object Number - UPL 13979 - Garveston, Norfolk, memorial

Replaced 44-40087 SWEET CHARIOT at the 492nd BG lost on 11 May 44.

To our knowledge this aircraft was never given a nickname or had any nose art painted on it.

4 Jun 44, crashed after take-off w/Sachtleben Crew 607 near Graveston. Crew was killed, as well as 2 firefighters who died when a bomb exploded.

10 KIA, a/c salvaged on 4 Jun 44

Aircraft replaced with 44-40086 LAURA JO

 

 

 

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Units served with

A Swedish Soldier guards a B-24 Liberator (serial number 44-40159) nicknamed "Boulder Buff" of the 492nd Bomb Group that has landed in Sweden.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group 2033rd Engineer Fire Fighting Platoon
  • Service Numbers: 32756508
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Fire Fighter
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group 856th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group 2033rd Engineer Fire Fighting Platoon
  • Highest Rank: Private
  • Role/Job: Fire Fighter
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group 856th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35547122
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group 856th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer

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Missions

  • Date: 4 June 1944
  • Official Description:
  • Date: 2 June 1944
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  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: UPL 65568
  • Description: On the evening of June 4, 1944, a B-24 Liberator bomber of the 856th Bomber Squadron, 492nd Bomber Group, piloted by Second Lieutenant Raymond J...

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