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Consolidated B-24D-80-CO Liberator Bomber 'N+' #42-40619 of the 566th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF. Participated in the 1st Aug 43 low-level Ploesti, Romania mission. Lost on 24th Feb 44 mission to bomb aircraft factories in Gotha, Germany. 3 KIA, 7 POW. MACR 2938.



  • 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...

  • 566th Bomb Squadron

    566th Bomb 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...


  • 42-40619 '619'

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D-80-CO Liberator Bomber, SN #42-40619 of the 566th Bomb Squadron, the 389th Bomb Group, the "Sky Scorpions", and the 8th AF, flown by Capt. Emery Ward and Maj. John Brooks, participated in the low-level Ploesti, Romania mission, returning...


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22 April 2015 19:32:07 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations