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Remains of B-25J Mitchell (serial number 43-4064, 8U) nicknamed "Li'l Critter from the Moon" of the 488th Bomb Squadron, 340th Bomb Group

IWM catalogue record

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Remains of B-25J Mitchell (serial number 43-4064, 8U) nicknamed "Li'l Critter from the Moon" of the 488th Bomb Squadron, 340th Bomb Group.

Connections

Units

  • 340th Bomb Group

    340th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated on 20 August 1942. The 340th. Bombardment Group trained with B-25's for duty overseas. They arrived in the Mediterranean theater in March 1943. Assigned first to the Ninth Air Force and later (in August 1943) to the Twelfth. Served in combat...

  • 488th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-4064 Milk Run, Li'l Critter from the Moon

    B-25 Mitchell
    The aircraft was nicknamed 'L’il Critter From the Moon,’ after the popular US cartoon character, L’il Abner which was painted on to the aircraft’s nose. It replaced the original drawing of a baby's bottle which had been used to reflect the term ‘milk...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 June 2021 11:10:23 Emily Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

IWM Collection, AIR 599

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