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Consolidated B-24 Liberators of the 389th BG, 2nd Air Division, 8th Air Force, en route to bomb German installations, date unknown. B-24D Liberator, 42-40776, H, Old Blister Butt, 564th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF, originally assigned to the 328th BS, 93rd BG, in the 8th AF. Later transferred to the 406th BG, 801st BS for "Carpetbagger" missions.



  • 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

    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...

  • 564th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-40776 Old Blister Butt - Widow

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator, 42-40776, Old Blister Butt, was originally deployed to Alconbury, U.K. in the 8th Air Force. It was later redeployed (TDY), as part of the 8th Air Force, the 389th Bomb Group, and the 564th Bomb Squadron, to Benghazi, Libya. Flown...


Date Contributor Update
15 September 2021 19:11:00 Kickapoo Changes to caption and mission associations

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Date Contributor Update
25 April 2015 17:53:26 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and mission associations

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