766th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

Object Number - UPL 24269 - B-24H-10-CF #41-29313 "The Hottest ??? In Town" Code: #45 461st BG - 766th BS - 15th AF

Established in mid-1943 as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron; trained under Second Air Force. Deployed to the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) in February 1944, being assigned to Fifteenth Air Force in Southern Italy.

Engaged in very long range strategic bombardment missions against enemy strategic targets in Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and the Balkans until April 1945. Bombed aircraft factories, assembly plants, oil refineries, storage areas, marshalling yards, airdromes, and other objectives until the German Capitulation in May 1945.

Most of squadron was demobilized in Italy in May 1945; returning to United States with skeleton staff. Re-equipped and redesignated a B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomb squadron, and received new personnel. Began training under Second Air Force for planned deployment to the Western Pacific Area (WPA), however Japanese Capitulation in August led to inactivation of squadron in October.

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 461st Bomb Group 766th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11064289
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball turret gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 461st Bomb Group 766th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14153842
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Nose turret gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Unit: 461st Bomb Group 766th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32802812 / O-2060774
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 461st Bomb Group 766th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19070030 / O-776885
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 461st Bomb Group 766th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13117481 / O-2057296
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Heaven Can Wait
  • Unit: 461st Bomb Group 766th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 461st Bomb Group 766th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Sweet Chariot
  • Unit: 461st Bomb Group 766th Bomb Squadron 767th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: The Mountaineer
  • Unit: 461st Bomb Group 766th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: The Hottest ??? In Town
  • Unit: 461st Bomb Group 766th Bomb Squadron

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