Wendling

Airfield
The Control Tower of the 392nd Bomb Group at Wendling. Handwritten caption on reverse: '392BG ex Burtner.'

Object Number - FRE 1670 - The Control Tower of the 392nd Bomb Group at Wendling. Handwritten caption on reverse: '392BG ex Burtner.' This is probably Clair Burtner, ground...

RAF Wendling was home to the 392nd Bomb Group from 1943 to 1945. Built in 1942, it was originally planned to be an RAF Bomber Command airfield. Improvement and expansion works were carried out in 1942 and 1943 prior to the arrival of the 392nd and their B-24 Liberators. Wendling was handed back to the RAF in 1945, where it was used as a maintenance airfield, before eventually being sold off in 1964.

Read more about the history of Wendling here: http://www.b24.net/wendlingHistory.htm

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 578th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 579th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Radar Navigator; Pathfinder Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 577th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 578th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: communications Section, Radio

Aircraft

A B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-23689) of the 392nd Bomb Group used as a flight assembly ship. Handwritten caption on reverse: '1027/RF. 392BG assembly ship.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Minerva
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 576th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 576th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 578th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Hell's Wagon
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 576th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Y.M.C.A. The Flying Service
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 577th Bomb Squadron 858th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date9 Feb 2018 15:22:37
ContributorLucy May
Date27 Sep 2014 18:02:18
ContributorAAM
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / Roger Freeman, Airfields of the Eighth Then And Now (London, 1978).

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