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B-24D - 42-40776 - Renamed, Widow. Originally was, named, Old Blister Butt. 8th Air Force - 492nd Bomb Group - 858th Bomb Squadron. RCL - F



  • 492nd Bomb Group Carpetbaggers

    492nd Bomb Group Carpetbaggers

    The 492nd Bomb Group, after flying similar missions to other heavy bomb groups until the late summer of 1944, took up 'Carpetbagger' missions, transporting agents, supplies and propaganda leaflets to southern France. The Group was taking on the role of...

  • 858th Bomb Squadron


  • 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...


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15 September 2021 19:04:39 Kickapoo Created entry with caption, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

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