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42-51091

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 704th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Merlin Gaudet

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near northwest of Wesel, Germany in B-24 'Queen of Angels' #4250735. ...

  • Laurence Lofgren

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) northwest of Wesel, Germany in B-24 'Queen of Angels' #42-50735. He was also the pilot of the "Bangin' Lulu" #42-51091.

  • Hector Petri

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 446th Bomb Group
    Completed 23 missions on B-24 Bangin' Lulu

  • Melvin Solomon

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wesel in B-24 'Queen of Angels' #4250735 ...

Places

  • 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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 June 2017 15:01:36 Lucy May Changes to unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Added connections to related records from existing information in the record and associated images.

Date Contributor Update
05 August 2015 15:06:03 gwap53 Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames and markings
Sources

Lt./Col. Alan W. Keenen (USAF, Ret.); Norfolk and Suffolk Air Museum website

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