825th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

Object Number - UPL 14684 - 825th Bombardment Squadron (leather patch)

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

Despite designation, squadron did not perform pathfinder missions. Instead it 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.

Attached to Air Transport Command in May 1945; used B-24s as transports flying personnel from locations in France and Italy to Casablanca, French Morocco. Also engaged in transport operations from North Africa to Azores or Dakar in French West Africa where personnel eventually were transported to Florida. Squadron inactivated in place in French Morocco during July 1945.

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 484th Bomb Group 825th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13075755
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight engineer / gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 484th Bomb Group 825th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-2075183
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 484th Bomb Group 825th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33546267
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Unit: 484th Bomb Group 825th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18138003
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 484th Bomb Group 825th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-807648
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Little Mac
  • Unit: 484th Bomb Group 825th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Sleepless Knights
  • Unit: 487th Bomb Group 836th Bomb Squadron 484th Bomb Group 825th Bomb Squadron
A B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-78289) nicknamed "Flak Strainer" of the 484th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force. First handwritten caption on reverse: 'Flak Strainer '44' 82435/ 484 BG Dijon-Longvic 10/44.' Second handwritten caption on reverse: 'B-24L- -CO. 824 BS, 484 BG Italy 15 AF "44" "Flak Strainer" Oct 1944.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Flak Strainer
  • Unit: 484th Bomb Group 825th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 484th Bomb Group 825th Bomb Squadron

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Date17 Nov 2016 04:09:18
Contributor466thHistorian
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Established in late 1943 as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron; trained under Second Air Force. Deployed to the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) in April 1944, being assigned to Fifteenth Air Force in Southern Italy.

Despite designation, squadron did not perform pathfinder missions. Instead it 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.

Attached to Air Transport Command in May 1945; used B-24s as transports flying personnel from locations in France and Italy to Casablanca, French Morocco. Also engaged in transport operations from North Africa to Azores or Dakar in French West Africa where personnel eventually were transported to Florida. Squadron inactivated in place in French Morocco during July 1945.

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