467th Bomb Group

Group
Unofficial emblem of the 467th Bomb Group.

Object Number - FRE 5207 - Unofficial emblem of the 467th Bomb Group.

The 467th Bomb Group, or the "Rackheath Aggies" as they came to be known, flew B-24 Liberators on missions from April 1944. Its air crews became known for their accuracy and the Group had the best overall standing for accuracy within the Eighth Air Force. The Group bombed strategic targets in Germany and later, supported the ground invasion of the Continent by bombing enemy installations at Cherbourg in support of the Normandy landings and concentrations of enemy troops and supplies at Montreuil as Allied soldiers moved east across France.

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Based

Rackheath 1944-03-12 - 1945-07-05

Encompassing

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Blonde Bomber
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group 790th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Wild Irish Rose
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group 790th Bomb Squadron
The nose art of a B-24 Liberator (4Z-V+) nicknamed "Wolves Inc." of the 791st Bomb Squadron, 467th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '467th B.G., 4Z-V+.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Wolves Inc.
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group 789th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group 789th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Tail Wind
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group 789th Bomb Squadron

Mission

Revisions

Date9 Mar 2018 15:31:59
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2nd Air Division Memorial Library

Date1 May 2015 11:55:23
Contributorrossingtonj
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Nickname and aircraft types added.

Date10 Apr 2015 07:51:02
ContributorEMBLEMHUNTER
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my photo

Date13 Mar 2015 15:23:09
Contributorrossingtonj
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Type added.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:46
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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