446th Bomb Group

Group
A flight of B-24 Liberators of the 446th Bomb Group fly in formation above the clouds. media-381027.jpg FRE 1748 A flight of B-24 Liberators of the 446th Bomb Group fly in formation above the clouds. Roger Freeman Collection

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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.



Browse 446th Bomb Group photographs and other documents in the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library digital archive here: www.2ndair.org.uk/digitalarchive/Dashboard/Index/15

Connections

See how this entry relates to other items in the archive by exploring the connections below.

Unit stations

Station Location Date

Based

Bungay 4 November 1943 - 5 July 1945

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 704th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 705th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technician Third Grade
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

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
Armorers of the 706th Bomb Squadron, 446th Bomb Group with a B-24 Liberator (RT-R, serial number 41-29137) nicknamed "Dry Run". Image via Albert R Krassman Jr Written on slide casing: '706 Armament.'
  • 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
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Joker
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 705th Bomb Squadron

Mission

  • Date: 11 March 1945
  • Date: 26 August 1944

Revisions

Date
Contributordmccullo
Changes
Sources

Changed key image.

Date
Contributordmccullo
Changes
Sources

Changed key image.

Date
Changes
Sources

2nd Air Division Memorial Library

Date
ContributorAZ MAC
Changes
Sources

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

Date
ContributorAAM
Changes
Sources

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)

446th Bomb Group: Gallery (265 items)