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Harold Freadling B-24 and B-17 Mechanic. 486 BG, 834 BS

B-24 Virgo



  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 834th Bomb Squadron


  • Harold Freadling

    Military | Sergeant | Airplane Mechanics
    Harold worked for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio before and after WWII. After enlisting he was sent to the United States Army Air Forces Technical School at the Lincoln Air Base in Lincoln, Nebraska. There he earned a Diploma in...


  • 42-52532 'Virgo' 'Miss Mynookey'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned 834rd BS, 486th BG, 8th AF, One of the original aircraft flown to the UK - until the end of Jun 44. ...


  • Sudbury

    Military site : airfield
    Situated between the villages of Great Waldingfield and Acton, the airfield was used by the 486th Bomb Group from March 1944 to August 1945. Facilities for administrative offices for the Combat Wing were also made available here and along with barrack...


Date Contributor Update
17 June 2021 03:07:06 tnthesing Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Grandfathers photo album.