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790th Bomb Squadron

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  • 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...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Rackheath

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People

  • Garrett Allen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    INT Damaged by flak and landed in Switzerland on 7/12/44 in B-24 Miss Fortune #4252559

  • Gerrett Allen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted | 467th Bomb Group

  • Linton Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 467th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #41-28730 'Blond Bomber'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Angus

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #41-28730 'Blond Bomber'. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Duane Atley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 467th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #41-28730 'Blond Bomber'. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Paul Ayers

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 467th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-24 #42-50354 'Fickle Finger Of Fate'. Landed in Switzerland, Interned (INT).

  • Vernon Baize

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 467th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #41-28730 'Blond Bomber'. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Learned Barry

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 467th Bomb Group
    9 Months in Europe, Sept 44 to June 45, 18 Combat Missions (13 as Lead Pilot & Crew) . Also flew Air Sea Rescue during the Korean War stationed in Okinawa. Became Assistant controller of the Air Force. After retirement he became Comptroller of the...

  • Eugene Bateman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    INT Damaged by flak and landed in Switzerland on 7/12/44 in B-24 Miss Fortune # 4252559

  • Eugene Batman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 467th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 41-28730 'Blond Bomber'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 790BS, 467BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Berlin. Shot down assumed enemy fighters 29-Apr-44. 6 x POW 4 x KIA MACR 4942.

  • 41-28749 Wild Irish Rose

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 790BS, 467BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Berlin. 3 Fw190's hit formation, A/C hit in #4 engine which began wind milling, also in starboard stabilizer causing it to drop out of formation. A/C turned over several times...

  • 42-50354

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-51171 'Eli Swof, Jr'

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-52497

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-52559

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-52571 'Snooper'

    B-24 Liberator
    Mission to marshalling yards at Hannau, Germany. Shortly after leaving the target, the ship was observed to have #2 engine feathered and losing altitude until out of sight. The ship was last seen by aircraft of the 93rd BG approximately 35 miles SW of...

  • 42-95162 'Perils Of Pauline'

    B-24 Liberator
    MACR#7375 - Remarks: Ship had sustained suspected flak damage and dropped out the formation. Finally went into a spin where only the Pilot and Engineer successfully bailed out. Radio-operator fell out of bomb-bay prior to bailing out, Bombardier is...

  • 42-52534 'Witchcraft'

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24 Liberator nicknamed Witchcraft (serial number 42-52534, Q2-M) was flown by the 790th Bomb Squadron, 467th Bomb Group, and is famous for completing the most missions of ...

  • 42-40370 'Heaven Can Wait' 'Pete the Pom Inspector'

    B-24 Liberator
    Originally flew the 1 Aug 43 Ploesti mission with the 44th BG / 506th BS 'Heaven can Wait' (V), but aborted before the target and landed on Cyprus. ...

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Date Contributor Update
10 April 2015 03:48:28 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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13 March 2015 16:53:06 rossingtonj Changes to type
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27 September 2014 18:42:51 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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