UPL 24171

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B-24J-1-NT #42-78503 "Jodey" Code: 454th Bomb Group - 736th Bomb Squadron - 15th AF Shot down 16 February 1944 with Bruce Rabun Crew Bruce Rabun Crew was lost 16 Feb 44 in 42-52261 - MACR 2488. First deliveries of J-NT's was approx. May 44. 42-78503 has soft (unconfirmed) connection to 449th BG, 719th BS, listed as ex 454/736 and arriving in 449th in February '45.

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Units

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
Second World War formation badge for the United States 15th Air Force (United States Army Air Force). The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved by the US Quartermaster General on 19 February 1944. Formation note: the 15th Air Force (US Army Air Force, Fifteenth Air Force) was formed on 1 November 1943 at Tunis in North Africa and moved to Italy on 1 December. The Force was disbanded on 15 September 1945 having participated in twelve campaigns.© IWM (INS 7304)
  • Unit Hierarchy: Headquarters
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Combat organisation

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Jodey
  • Unit: 454th Bomb Group 736th Bomb Squadron

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Revisions

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
Contributor466thHistorian
Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
Contributor449th Historian
Sources

Missing Aircrew Report 2488 (Rabun loss), "Maximum Effort: A History Of The 449th Bomb Group"

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
Contributor449th Historian
Sources

Missing Aircrew Report 2488, "Maximum Effort: A History Of The 449th Bomb Group"

Date: 7 Nov 2016 01:10:29
Contributor466thHistorian