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IWM catalogue record

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A pathfinder B-24 Liberator (serial number 44-49710) nicknamed "Stevonovitch II (Black Nan)" of the 464th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force explodes and rolls over in midair as a result of a direct flak hit, during a mission over Lugo, Italy, 10 April 1945.



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    464th Bomb Group

    A Consolidated History of the 464th Bomb Group ...

  • Fifteenth Air Force

    Fifteenth Air Force

    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...


  • 44-49710 "Stevonovitch II"

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 778BS, 464BG, 15AF USAAF. Suffered direct flak hit on a 'milk run'. Starboard wing collapsing between engines, pilot Col James Gilson, C/O of the 779th BS and nine other crew members were KIA [killed in action], one waist gunner was thrown...


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:14 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection