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B-24D Liberator, 42-40776, Old Blister Butt, was originally in the 564th Bomb Squadron, the 389th Bomb Group, in the 8th Air Force. It flew on Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya. 1 Aug 43. It was later renamed, Widow.

Originally - 93rd BG / 328th BS (N)
Transferred - 389th BG / 564th BS (YO H)
Later Transferred - 389th BG / 566th BS (RR K+)
Name changed to Widow - (B-24DSA-95 CO) 8 801(P)/492 406/858
Turned in between 6 Nov & 6 Dec 44, recorded obsolescent 5 Jan 45 and recorded 29 May 45 as having been salvaged. Info Contributor - Tom Brittan

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Units

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 564th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-40776 - Old Blister Butt - Widow

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator, 42-40776, Old Blister Butt, was originally deployed to Alconbury, U.K. in the 8th Air Force. It was later redeployed (TDY), as part of the 8th Air Force, the 389th Bomb Group, and the 564th Bomb Squadron, to Benghazi, Libya. Flown...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 September 2021 15:45:06 Kickapoo Changes to caption, person associations and mission associations
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Best Web - B-24 - 4240776 - Old Blister butt - Widow

Date Contributor Update
25 April 2015 18:12:26 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and mission associations
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