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Landon Hunt

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

Aircraft

  • 44-40268 Kentucky Belle

    B-24 Liberator
    The Kentucky Belle was one of the later models of B-24J bombers and was equipped with some of the best technology available to the USAF. While in operation she served in 84 missions, 80 bombing runs and 3 'truckings' or fuel runs and a supply drop.

Associated Place

  • Bungay

    Military site : airfield
    From late November 1943, the three bases of Bungay, Seething and Hardwick were the stations of the 20th Combat Wing of the Eighth Air Force. The base had previously housed individual squadrons of the 310th Bomb Group (Twelfth Air Force) and of the 93rd...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2015 12:44:19 jrugman Changes to highest rank
Sources

Caption from a photograph reads: "Staff Sergeant Landon Hunt, crew chief of the 446th Bomb Group with a B-24 Liberator (RT-H, serial number 44-40268) nicknamed "Kentucky Belle"."

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2015 12:42:14 jrugman Changes to role and place associations
Sources

Found in picture of the Kentucky Belle captioned: "Crew Chief Landon Hunt on the Kentucky Belle"

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.446bg.com/

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