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42-7607

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 705BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 803BS. Transferred to 36BS, conversion to Radio Counter Measures as R4-A. Salvaged 3rd Strategic Air Depot, having been declared unfit for flight. Rescued from the Flixton (Bungay) dump and RZI.

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. ...

  • 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...

  • 36th Bomb Squadron
  • 705th Bomb Squadron
  • 803rd Bomb Squadron
  • 3rd Strategic Air Depot

People

  • George Evans

    Military | Private First Class (6th Grade) | Radio Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    George E Evans served in the AAC from 1943 to 1945 as a PFC Radio Gunner. He flew missions over France and other countries in a B24 Liberator. He had some harrowing experiences that he didn't like to talk about. We are looking for more information on...

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...

  • Harrington

    Military site : airfield
    Harrington was built by the 826th and 852nd Engineer Battalions of the US Army in 1943. Completed in 1944, it was the furthest Eighth Air Force combat airfield from the east coast.The Eighth's Special Operations Group was based at the airfield, first...

  • Oulton

    Military site : airfield
    An RAF Station at which lodged the 803rd Bomb Squadron (P) and later the 36th Bomb Squadron (H) in 1944. Radio Countermeasures detachments also used nearby RAF Foulsham in 1944-45.

  • Watton

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1939 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Watton was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in mid-1943. Improved initially with a single steel mat runway in 1943, plus 41 loop and 12 pan hardstandings, a...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured 1944
Assigned Bungay NR35, UK 1944

Assigned to 705BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned Oulton, Leeds LS26, UK 16 July 1944

Transferred to 803BS.

Assigned Harrington, Northampton NN6 9NU, UK August 1944

Transferred to 36BS.

Salvaged Watton, Thetford IP25, UK 9 January 1945

Salvaged 3rd Strategic Air Depot, having been declared unfit for flight.

Returned ZI February 1945

Rescued from the Flixton (Bungay) dump and RZI.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 April 2018 10:24:02 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/spiritof77-the4.htm

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