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The B-24D Liberator. 41-24109, named, Ready & Willing, and, Silver Streak, in the 466th Bomb Group, later used as a flight assembly ship. Handwritten caption on reverse : 'B-24 Leaders ship.'

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A B-24 Liberator of the 466th Bomb Group used as a flight assembly ship. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'B-24 Leaders ship.'

Connections

Units

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

Aircraft

  • 41-24109 Ready & Willing, Silver Streak

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 41-24109, Ready & Willing - Silver Streak, flew on the Ploesti mission with the 93rd Bomb Group, with it's pilot, Lt. John R. Roche, and returned safely to Benghazi, Libya. 1 Aug 43. The plane later returned to Britain with the 8th Air Force...

Locations

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 April 2022 12:12:28 Kickapoo Changes to caption
Sources

Best Web - B-24 - 41-24109 - Ready & Willing - Silver Streak

Date Contributor Update
25 April 2022 11:40:15 Kickapoo Changes to caption
Sources

Best Web - B-24 - 41-24109 - Ready & Willing

Date Contributor Update
06 February 2015 01:31:22 466thHistorian Changes to place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:25:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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