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B-24D - 42-40776 - Renamed, Widow. Originally was, named, Old Blister Butt. 8th Air Force - 492nd Bomb Group - 858th Bomb Squadron. RCL - F

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  • 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. ...

  • 492nd Bomb Group Carpetbaggers

    492nd Bomb Group Carpetbaggers

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group, after flying similar missions to other heavy bomb groups until the late summer of 1944, took up 'Carpetbagger' missions, transporting agents, supplies and propaganda leaflets to southern France. The Group was taking on the role of...

  • 858th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 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...

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Date Contributor Update
15 September 2021 19:04:39 Kickapoo Created entry with caption, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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