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Technical Sergeant John R Keller poses for a photo next to B-24J Liberator "44-40439" "Shady Lady" (389th BG / 566th BS) at BAD-2 Warton.

Connections

Units

  • 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...

  • 566th Bomb Squadron

    566th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Constituted 566th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 Dec. 1942. Activated on 24 Dec. 1942. Inactivated on 13 Sept. 1945. Campaigns: Air Offensive, Europe; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air...

People

  • John Keller

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Hanger Chief
    During the period 1944, my hangar modified and repaired 1000 B24's. The modifications included over 100 changes and updates. Almost every aircraft had at least two engine changes among other things. Since our hangars were capable of housing six planes...

Aircraft

Locations

  • Warton

    Military site : airfield
    Built as a satellite airfield for Squires Gate, it was earmarked for US use even before America entered the Second World War. Its location made it ideal for use as a depot station, where incoming US aircraft could be processed and moved on to active...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2015 09:46:58 BAD-2 UK Changes to unit associations
Sources

Details from research carried out by BAE Systems Warton Aerodrome Heritage Centre and "Bomble Bee".

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2015 09:43:36 BAD-2 UK Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Details from research carried out by BAE Systems Warton Aerodrome Heritage Centre and "Bomble Bee".

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