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B24H 42-95234 "Everything's Jake" 788th B.S.
The aircraft was formerly 492nd BG with which it flew 9 missions. Upon the introduction of the "new" 788th Squadron in August 44, this aircraft and 13 others from the 492nd BG began combat operations commencing 14th August 44. The aircraft was returned to the U.S. after the War.

Connections

Units

  • 467th Bomb Group

    467th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 467th Bomb Group, or the "Rackheath Aggies" as they came to be known, flew B-24 Liberators on missions from April 1944. Its air crews became known for their accuracy and the Group had the best overall standing for accuracy within the Eighth Air...

  • 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group were assigned to the 8th Air Force in April 1944. They flew 60 missions over occupied Europe from 11 May 1944 until 7 August 1944. ...

  • 788th Bomb Squadron

    788th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    During early May 1944, General Peck, Commanding general of the 96th CBW, invited Colonel Shower, CO of the 467th BG, Colonel Isbell, CO of the 458th BG, and Colonel Pierce, CO of the 466th BG, to wing HQ at Horsham St. Faith. They were told that one of...

  • 859th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Locations

  • North Pickenham

    Military site : airfield
    Built comparatively late during 1943-44 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, North Pickenham was rather cramped as an airfield site so the main runway was shorter than typical. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2021 19:54:54 acbernstein1 Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/everythinsjake1.htm. (Info Contributor - Tom Brittan)
http://www.the467tharchive.org (Info Contributor: Andy Wilkinson)

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