UPL 17826


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B-24J-145-CO #44-40072 "B.T.O." Code: 2U-B (closest to camera) B-24H-25-DT #42-51141 "Pegasus" Code: 2U-U (2nd a/c in line) A line up of 466th BG Aircraft readying to fly back to the U.S. as part of Operation Home Run.


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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


A B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-51141) nicknamed "Pegasus The Flying Red Horse" of the 466th Bomb Group uses parachutes as a landing aid. Image via Harry Holmes. Written on slide casing: 'B-24 42-51141, T9-N 466BG.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Pegasus
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: B.T.O. (Big Time Operator)
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 466th Bomb Group 489th Bomb Group 492nd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron 846th Bomb Squadron 857th Bomb Squadron


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


Date: 28 Sep 2015 15:52:31
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