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42-72871

B-24 Liberator

Arrived at the 389th BG 4-Sep-43 and flew about 28 missions with the 564th BS. Transferred to the 492nd BG after 27-Apr-44.

Service

Units

  • 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. ...

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    Group
    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. ...

  • 801st Bomb Group

    801st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 801st Bomb Group was established as part of the Eighth Air Force in late March 1944 to carry out 'Carpetbagger' missions. These were night missions over France and other parts of occupied Europes to support resistance forces by dropping in agents,...

  • 564th Bomb Squadron
  • 567th Bomb Squadron

    567th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    567th Bombardment Squadron, 24 December 1942 - 13 September 1945 ...

People

  • Kenneth Caldwell

    Military | Major | B-24D Co-Pilot - Command Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Lt. Kenneth M. Caldwell from the 8th Air force, the 389th Bombardment Group, and the 565th Bomb Squadron took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti with Col. Jack W. Wood, on 1 August 1943, flying a B-24D Liberator, 42-40629 named 'The...

  • Charles Salyer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    The crews temporarily transferred to the 98th Bomb Group at Lete were those of Lt. Smith, Lt. Ellis, Lt. Opsata, Lt. Salyer and Lt. Fravega. The 98th Bomb Group had more airplanes than available crews while the 389th Bomb Group had extra crews.

  • Lee Slessor

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40746.

  • Richard Smith

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40803.

  • Robert Wright

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40776. ...

Places

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2021 16:35:22 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/missliberty-v1-4.htm

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