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A B-24 Liberator of the 453rd Bomb Group with a collapsed front wheel. Identified as Sleepy Time Gal (serial number 42-50426) by its right waist gunner, Oliver "Mo" Morris. He says that a left front tyre was shot out and they had to land it back at Old Buckenham airfield without it. Image via MRA Collection.

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Units

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 735th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Sleepy Time Gal
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 735th Bomb Squadron

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Revisions

Date: 18 Nov 2022 13:56:51
ContributorBsands
Sources

Personal photo from Bombardier Robert B. Sands Jr.

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorJenny
Sources

As told to me by Oliver "Mo" Morris, right waist gunner in this aircraft.

Date: 8 Sep 2014 15:25:55
ContributorAAM
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection