43-4061 Ill Take You Home Again/Kathleen II

Object Number - UPL 55021 - B-25J-1-NC #43-4061 "I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen II" Code: 6K 340th BG - 486th BS - 12th AF

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 340th Bomb Group 486th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-760099
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 340th Bomb Group 486th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

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First 340th BG Combat Mission

Orvieto, Italy 1944-04-23

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Crash Landing

Alesani Airfield, Corsica 1944-07-05 6K flew her first mission against the Rail Yards at Orvieto, Italy on April 23, 1944. On July 5, 1944, 6K’s nose gear hydraulics failed during landing, and the nose section, engines and propellers, were damaged. Lt. Heathorn was the pilot. This was 6K’s 36th mission and the target was the Ostiglia Fuel Dump. On this mission, the formation was aggressively attacked by 8 ME 109s when the formation started its bomb run. When 6K lost her nose, she also lost the majority of her name. It was decided that after the new nose section was installed, that she would have to earn her name back by completing 100 total missions.

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