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B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 577BS, 392BG, 8AF USAAF. 8 x missions. Transferred to 858BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF. Returned USA Jun-45, 1st Lt William T Montgomery Crew plus 10 x passengers.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group allocated B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 series fitted with a nose turret on the production line. The adaptation increased...

  • 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    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. ...

  • 577th Bomb Squadron
  • 858th Bomb Squadron


  • William Gee

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Flew 30 missions over enemy held territory and was highly decorated. ...


  • 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...

  • Wendling

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Wendling was home to the 392nd Bomb Group from 1943 to 1945. Built in 1942, it was originally planned to be an RAF Bomber Command airfield. Improvement and expansion works were carried out in 1942 and 1943 prior to the arrival of the 392nd and...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Tulsa, OK, USA 1944

Built at Douglas.

Delivered Oklahoma, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Wendling, Dereham NR19, UK 12 August 1944 – 4 February 1945

Assigned to 577BS, 392BG, 8AF USAAF. 8 x missions.

Transferred North Pickenham, Swaffham PE37, UK 4 February 1945 – 28 June 1945

Transferred to 858BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF. 12 x missions, 1 x abort.

Emergency Landing Woodbridge, UK 15 April 1945

Emergency Landing Woodbridge 15-Apr-45.

Returned Zone Interior Bradley International Airport (BDL), Schoephoester Rd, Windsor Locks, CT 06096, USA 28 June 1945

Returned to Zone Interior. 10 x crew, 10 x passengers.


Date Contributor Update
16 August 2016 11:48:00 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2014 11:55:27 grahamkipping Created entry with serial number, aircraft type and person associations

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