IWM catalogue record
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A shark mouth B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-50385) nickname "Beast of Bourbon" of the 482nd Bomb Group at Cheddington, 1945.
The 482nd Bomb Group was a Pathfinder Group, which using radar-equipped aircraft to support bombing missions until March 1944. Aircraft from this Group went ahead of other Bombers and sent information back about the best routes to take and the extent...
B-24 AC#42-50385 R4 'Beast of Bourbon' crashed on takeoff 19 February 1945. Bad weather and instrument failure caused the crash. 3 crew members were killed: Carl Lindquist, Fred Becker and Howard Haley. 7 crew survived.
Military site : airfield
The main runway at Cheddington fell short of the required 2,000 yards for a class A airfield and it was originally used as a satellite for groups at Bovingdon nearby. Between October 1942 and the end of war in Europe it was used as a Combat Crew...