446th Bomb Group

Group
A flight of B-24 Liberators of the 446th Bomb Group fly in formation above the clouds.

Object Number - FRE 1748 - A flight of B-24 Liberators of the 446th Bomb Group fly in formation above the clouds.

The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the first heavy bomber mission on D-Day, 6 June 1944, and continued to support the ground forces move eastwards, dropping airborne troops into Wesel, north-west Germany, as part of the advance across the River Rhine.

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Based

Bungay 1943-11-04 - 1945-07-05

Encompassing

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 707th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 705th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Connie
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 707th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: El Toro, Bull of the Woods
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 707th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Dry Run
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 706th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Banger
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 705th Bomb Squadron

Mission

Revisions

Date3 Feb 2022 19:36:35
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Changed key image.

Date3 Jan 2022 18:10:06
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Changed key image.

Date9 Mar 2018 15:23:06
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2nd Air Division Memorial Library

Date7 Feb 2015 19:36:55
ContributorAZ MAC
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The Story of the 446th Bomb Group -Edited by Edward H. Castens.
The History of the 446th Bomb Group (1989) - Compiled by Harold E. Jansen

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:45
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / The Mighty Eighth. A History of the Units, Men and Machines of the US 8th Air Force.' by Roger A. Freeman (1989). 'Air Force Combat Units of World War II' compiled by the Department of the US Air Force, edited by Maurice Maurer (1983). / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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