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492nd Bombardment Group (Heavy)

Aircraft:B-24
Group Emblem:
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Wing:14th Combat Bombardment Wing
Division:2nd Bombardment Division
Airfield(s)
Squadrons:856th Bombardment Squadron
857th Bombardment Squadron
859th Bombardment Squadron
Tail Marking:
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Details:Trained for combat with B-24's. Moved to England in Apr 1944 and assigned to Eighth AF.

Entered combat on 11 May 1944, and throughout the month operated primarily against industrial targets in central Germany. Attacked airfields and V-weapon launching sites in France during the first week in Jun. Bombed coastal defenses in Normandy on 6 Jun 1944 and attacked bridges, railroads, and other interdiction targets in France until the middle of the month. Resumed bombardment of strategic targets in Germany and, except for support of the infantry during the St Lo breakthrough on 25 Jul 1944, continued such operations until Aug 1944.

Transferred, less personnel and equipment, to another station in England on 5 Aug 1944 and assumed personnel, equipment, and the Carpetbagger mission of a provisional group that was discontinued. Operated chiefly over southern France with B-24's and C-47's, engaging in Carpetbagger operations, that is, transporting agents, supplies, and propaganda leaflets to patriots.

Ceased these missions on 16 Sep 1944 to haul gasoline to advancing mechanized forces in France and Belgium. Intermittently attacked airfields, oil refineries, seaports, and other targets in France, the Low Countries, and Germany until Feb 1945.

Meanwhile, in Oct 1944, began training for night bombardment operations; concentrated on night bombing of marshalling yards and goods depots in Germany, Feb-Mar 1945. Ceased these missions on 18 Mar 1945 to engage in Carpetbagger operations over Germany and German-occupied territory, using B-24, A-26, and British Mosquito aircraft to drop leaflets, demolition equipment, and agents.

Received a DUC for these operations, performed at night despite adverse weather and vigorous opposition from enemy ground forces, 20 Mar-25 Apr 1945. Also cited by the French government for similar operations over France in 1944.

Flew its last Carpetbagger mission in Apr 1945 and then ferried personnel and equipment to and from the Continent until Jul. Returned to the US, Jul-Aug 1945. Redesignated 492d Bombardment Group (Very Heavy) in Aug 1945. Inactivated on 17 Oct 1945.

    Commanders:
  • Col Arthur Pierce, 19 Oct 1943
  • Maj Louis C Adams, 17 Dec 1943
  • Col Eugene H Snavely, 16 Jan 1944
  • Col Clifford Heflin, 13 Aug 1944
  • Lt Col Robert W Fish, 16 Aug 1944
  • Col Hudson H Upham, 17 Dec 1944

Air Force Combat Units of World War II, Maurer, Maurer: USAF, 1986

Accident Reports:Number of Non-Combat-Related Accident reports for this group: 46

Missions

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#DATENAMETARGETSA/C LOST
1May 11, 19448AF 350Marshaling yards and airfields in France
2May 12, 19448AF 353German oil industry targets
3May 13, 19448AF 355Oil production facilities in Germany and Czechoslovakia
4May 15, 19448AF 356Marquise V-weapons site
5May 19, 19448AF 358Targets in Germany: Factories and Wilhelm-Strasse Railroad Station8
6May 21, 19448AF 360V-weapon sites in France
7May 23, 19448AF 364Airfields and rail targets in France
8May 24, 19448AF 367Airfields in France and Financial District, Admiralty, War Offices in Berlin area
9May 25, 19448AF 370Airfields, rail targets and coastal batteries in France
10May 27, 19448AF 373Rail targets in Germany and France1
11May 28, 19448AF 376Oil production facilities in Germany
12May 29, 19448AF 379Aviation and oil targets in Germany3
13May 30, 19448AF 380Industry in Germany, rail targets in France and Belgium
14May 31, 19448AF 382Aviation and rail targets in Germany; rail targets in France and Belgium
15June 02, 19448AF 384, 385V-weapons sites, airfields and rail targets in France
16June 04, 19448AF 391Rail bridges and airfields in Paris area
17June 06, 19448AF 394Coastal targets in invasion area
18June 07, 19448AF 397, 398Tactical targets in NW France
19June 08, 19448AF 400Rail targets and airfields in France
20June 10, 19448AF 403Tactical targets in France, airfields and chokepoints
21June 11, 19448AF 405Airfields and rail targets in Paris, Brittany and Loire valley
22June 12, 19448AF 407Airfields and bridges in France
23June 14, 19448AF 412Airfields in France and the low countries; supply sites in France
24June 15, 19448AF 414Airfields and rail targets in France; Oil targets in Germany1
25June 17, 19448AF 418Airfields in France
26June 17, 19448AF 419Airfields in France
27June 18, 19448AF 421Oil targets in Germany2
28June 19, 19448AF 424Pas-de-Calais V-Weapons sites
29June 20, 19448AF 425Oil and industrial targets in Germany, V-weapons sites in France14
30June 21, 19448AF 428Oil production facilities in Germany; first Shuttle mission to USSR (Operation FRANTIC)
31June 22, 19448AF 432Industry and airfields in NW France
32June 23, 19448AF 435 and 436Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites; rail and airfield targets in NW France1
33June 25, 19448AF 441, 442Airfields and electric power installtions in France
34June 27, 19448AF 443Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites; airfield in France
35June 28, 1944VIII 445Airfields, supply dumps, bridges in Paris area; Saarbrucken rail targets
36July 04, 19448AF 451Airfields and bridges in France
37July 07, 19448AF 458Oil, bearing and aircraft plants in Germany12
38July 11, 19448AF 466Munich and southern Germany2
39July 12, 19448AF 469Munich and southern Germany1
40July 13, 19448AF 471Munich and southern Germany
41July 16, 19448AF 476Munich area
42July 18, 19448AF 481Tactical targets in France; Kiel oil targets; Peenemunde area
43July 19, 19448AF 482Industrial targets in W and SW Germany
44July 20, 19448AF 484Oil and industrial targets in W Germany
45July 21, 19448AF 486Aircraft industry, airfields and ball-bearing plants in SW Germany2
46July 24, 19448AF 492Tactical support for Operation COBRA
47July 25, 19448AF 494Tactical support for Operation COBRA
48July 29, 19448AF 503Oil targets in Germany and airfields in France
49July 31, 19448AF 507Targets in Germany and airfields in France
50August 01, 19448AF 508Airfields, bridges, tactical targets in France
51August 04, 19448AF 516GH attack V-weapon sites and coastal batteries
52August 04, 19448AF 514Oil refineries, aircraft factories2
53August 05, 19448AF 519, 520, 521Strategic targets in Germany, V-weapons site, GH test
54August 06, 19448AF 524Refineries and factories in Germany; Noball targets in France
55August 12, 19448AF 545Metz and airfields in central and eastern France
56August 13, 19448AF 548, 549, 550Support of Ground troops near Le Havre; transportation around Paris
57August 16, 19448AF 556Oil refineries and aircraft plants in Germany
58August 31, 1944CB August 31/ Sept 1, 19Carpetbagger mission
59September 01, 1944CB Sept 1/2, 1944Carpetbagger mission
60September 04, 1944CB Sept 4/5, 1944Carpetbagger mission
61September 05, 1944CB Sept 5/6, 1944Carpetbagger mission
62September 07, 1944CB Sept 7/8, 1944Carpetbagger mission
63September 08, 1944CB Sept 8/9, 1944Carpetbagger mission
64September 09, 1944CB Sept 9/10, 1944Carpetbagger mission
65September 10, 1944CB Sept 10/11, 1944Carpetbagger mission
66September 11, 1944CB Sept 11/12, 1944Carpetbagger mission
67September 12, 1944CB Sept 12/13, 1944Carpetbagger mission
68September 16, 1944CB Sept 16/17, 1944Carpetbagger mission
69September 28, 19448AF 652Oil and vehicle plants in central Germany
70December 28, 19448AF 767Attack on de la Colibre, France
71January 04, 19458AF 780Night Bombing Operation
72January 22, 19458AF 806Night Leaflet Operation Jan 22/23 1945
73February 20, 19458AF 838Night Bombing Operation
74February 21, 19458AF 840Night Bombing Operation1
75February 23, 19458AF 844Night Bombing Operation
76February 26, 19458AF 850Night Leaflet Operation Feb 26/27 1945
77February 27, 19458AF 852Night Bombing / Leaflet Operation Feb 27/28 1945
78February 28, 19458AF 856Night Bombing and Leaflet Operation Feb 27/28 1945
79March 02, 19458AF 860Night Leaflet Operation Mar 2/3 1945
80March 03, 19458AF 862Night Bombing Operation Mar 3/4 1945
81March 05, 19458AF 866Night Bombing Operation Mar 5/6 1945
82March 06, 19458AF 868Night Leaflet Operation Mar 6/7 1945
83March 07, 19458AF 871Night Bombing Operation Mar 7/8 1945
84March 08, 19458AF 874Night Bombing Operation Mar 8/9 1945
85March 08, 19458AF 874Night Bombing Operation Mar 8/9 1945
86March 09, 19458AF 876Night Leaflet Operation Mar 9/10 1945
87March 10, 19458AF 879Night Bombing Operation Mar 10/11 1945
88March 12, 19458AF 884Night Leaflet Operation Mar 12/13 1945
89March 14, 19458AF 888Night Bombing Operation Mar 14/15 1945
90March 15, 19458AF 890Night Bombing Operation Mar 15/16 1945
91March 19, 19458AF 897Night Leaflet Operation Mar 19/20 1945
92March 22, 19458AF 907Night Leaflet Operation Mar 22/23 1945
93March 23, 19458AF 910Night Leaflet Operation Mar 23/24 1945
94March 24, 19458AF 912Night Leaflet Operation Mar 24/25 1945
95March 26, 1945Other operationsPhoto recon; Red Stocking
96March 27, 19458AF 916Night Leaflet Operation Mar 27/28 1945
97March 29, 1945Other operationsRecon
98April 01, 19458AF 921Night Leaflet Operation Apr 1/2 1945
99April 02, 19458AF 923Night Leaflet Operation Apr 2/3 1945
100April 03, 19458AF 925Night Leaflet Operation Apr 3/4 1945
101April 05, 19458AF 929Night Leaflet Operation Apr 5/6 1945
102April 06, 1945Other operationsCarpetbagger; Red Stocking1
103April 06, 1945Other operationsCarpetbagger; Red Stocking
104April 08, 19458AF 934Night Bombing Operation Apr 8/9 1945
105April 08, 19458AF 934Night Bombing Operation Apr 8/9 1945
106April 09, 19458AF 937Night Bombing Operation Apr 9/10 1945
107April 09, 19458AF 937Night Bombing Operation Apr 9/10 1945
108April 10, 19458AF 940Night Bombing Operation Apr 10/11 1945
109April 11, 19458AF 942Night Leaflet Operation Apr 11/12 1945
110April 12, 19458AF 944Night Leaflet Operation Apr 12/13 1945
111April 13, 19458AF 947Night Leaflet Operation Apr 13/14 1945
112April 13, 19458AF 946Night Bombing Operation Apr 13/14 1945
113April 14, 19458AF 950Experimental bombing operation
114April 14, 19458AF 950Experimental bombing operation
115April 15, 19458AF 953Night Leaflet Operation Apr 15/16 1945
116April 16, 19458AF 956Night Leaflet Operation Apr 16/17 1945
117April 17, 19458AF 958Night Leaflet Operation Apr 17/18 1945
118April 17, 19458AF 958Night Leaflet Operation Apr 17/18 1945
119April 18, 19458AF 960Night Leaflet Operation Apr 18/19 1945
120April 18, 19458AF 960Night Leaflet Operation Apr 18/19 1945
121April 19, 1945Other operationsPhoto recon; Carpetbagger ops2
122April 20, 1945Other operationsCarpetbagger; Red Stocking; Photo recon
123April 20, 1945Other operationsCarpetbagger; Red Stocking; Photo recon
124April 21, 19458AF 964Night Leaflet Operation Apr 21/22 1945
125April 22, 19458AF 965Night Leaflet Operation Apr 22/23 1945
126April 23, 19458AF 966Night Leaflet Operation Apr 23/24 1945
127April 23, 19458AF 966Night Leaflet Operation Apr 23/24 1945
128April 24, 19458AF 967Night Leaflet Operation Apr 24/25 1945
129April 25, 19458AF 960Night Leaflet Operation Apr 25/26 1945
130April 25, 19458AF 960Night Leaflet Operation Apr 25/26 1945
131April 26, 19458AF 970Night Leaflet Operation Apr 26/27 1945
132April 27, 1945Other operationsRed Stocking operation
133April 28, 1945Other operationsRed Stocking operation
134April 29, 1945Special Bombing OpAN/AQ-7 Eagle radar mission
135May 02, 1945Other operationsRed Stocking; Skywave
TOTAL AIRCRAFT LOST:53

Non-Combat Related Accidents

#DATEREPORT
11944-04-22Aircraft: B-24J (#42-110148).
Organization: 856BS / 492BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Harris, Roscoe E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: North Pickenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
21944-04-22Aircraft: B-24J (#44-40113).
Organization: / 492BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: landing accident.
Location: North Pickenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
31944-05-03Aircraft: B-24J (#44-40142).
Organization: 856BS / 492BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Kuntz, James E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: North Pickenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
41944-05-21Aircraft: B-24J (#44-40166).
Organization: 857BS / 492BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Heber, Malcolm E.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: North Pickenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
51944-05-21Aircraft: B-24J (#44-40137).
Organization: 857BS / 492BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: North Pickenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
61944-05-30Aircraft: B-24J (#44-40139).
Organization: 859BS / 492BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Bowman, James L.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Snetterton Heath, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
71944-06-04Aircraft: B-24H (#42-95160).
Organization: 856BS / 492BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Sachtleben, Raymond J.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Shipdam/2mi E Sta 115 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
81944-07-05Aircraft: B-24J (#42-50555).
Organization: 856BS / 492BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Leahy, Edward D.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: North Pickenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
91944-07-08Aircraft: B-24J (#44-40067).
Organization: 856BS / 492BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Powers, Harold P.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: North Pickenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
101944-07-25Aircraft: B-24 (#42-50279).
Organization: 859BS / 492BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: McGowan, Delmar D.
Notes: ground accident.
Location: North Pickenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 2
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
111944-07-25Aircraft: B-24H (#42-50439).
Organization: 859BS / 492BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Miller, Gayle H.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: North Pickenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
121944-08-13Aircraft: B-24D (#41-23674).
Organization: 856BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Stanislaus, Glen L.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Watton, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
131944-09-02Aircraft: B-24D (#42-63968).
Organization: 856BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Segers, Stanley A.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: RAF Docking England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
141944-09-08Aircraft: B-24H (#42-52767).
Organization: 856BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Berkoff, Lawrence (NMI).
Notes: bailed out-engine failure.
Location: / 2mi NW Sta 446 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
151944-09-12Aircraft: B-24D (#42-40713).
Organization: 858BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Blume, Edward G.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Harrington, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
161944-09-21Aircraft: B-24H (#42-50444).
Organization: 856BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Reilly, Edward F Jr.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Florennes (Juzaine)/A-78 Belgium.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
171944-09-22Aircraft: B-24J (#42-50561).
Organization: 859BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Mulligan, James E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Florennes (Juzaine)/A-78 Belgium.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
181944-10-09Aircraft: B-24H (#42-94841).
Organization: 837BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Pitsenbarger, Elmer D.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Woodhead Resvr/2mi NE England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
191944-10-18Aircraft: B-24H (#42-51211).
Organization: 858BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Phillips, Peyton F.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Glatton, Huntingdonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
201944-11-20Aircraft: C-47A (#43-47981).
Organization: 856BS / 492BG of Debach, Suffolk.
Pilot: Mead, Benjamin A.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Lyon/Bron (Y-6) France.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 2
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
211944-11-21Aircraft: B-24D (#41-23682W).
Organization: 859BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Seccafico, James A.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Harrington, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
221944-11-24Aircraft: B-24H (#42-95290).
Organization: 857BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Pitts, Thomas E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Harrington, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
231944-11-29Aircraft: B-24J (#42-50561).
Organization: 859BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: McKenney, Paul F.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Stansted/Sta 169 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
241944-12-29Aircraft: B-24D (#42-40618).
Organization: 856BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: McCormick, Roger B.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Harrington, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
251945-01-12Aircraft: B-24H (#42-51201).
Organization: 859BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Donnelly, Edward J.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Brindisi Italy.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
261945-02-04Aircraft: B-24DSA (#42-63960).
Organization: 856BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Larry, Robert N.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Harrington, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
271945-02-06Aircraft: B-24H (#41-29505).
Organization: 857BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Edwards, Charles H.
Notes: killed in crash due to engine failure.
Location: Lyon/Y-6 France.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
281945-02-23Aircraft: B-24H (#42-52692).
Organization: 857BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Shaw, William R.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Harrington, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
291945-03-02Aircraft: B-24DSA (#42-40803).
Organization: 856BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Cooper, Ralph R.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Harrington, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
301945-03-05Aircraft: B-24D (#42-63788).
Organization: 856BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Polansky, Henry L.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Harrington, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
311945-03-10Aircraft: B-24D (#41-23674).
Organization: 856BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Larry, Robert N.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Harrington, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
321945-03-14Aircraft: B-24H (#41-28871).
Organization: 406BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Canner, Edwin M.
Notes: crash landing engine failure.
Location: Harrington, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
331945-03-18Aircraft: B-24H (#41-29599).
Organization: 406BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Peresie, Selvester J.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Harrington, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
341945-03-18Aircraft: B-24H (#42-95036).
Organization: 856BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Sheppard, Randolph J.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Llangynog/ nr Wales.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
351945-03-26Aircraft: B-24H (#41-28910).
Organization: 858BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Shaw, William R.
Notes: ground accident.
Location: Harrington, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 1
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
361945-03-31Aircraft: B-24H (#42-50331).
Organization: 856BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Polansky, Henry L.
Notes: killed in crash due to engine failure.
Location: Orkney Is/Kirkland North Sea.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
371945-04-02Aircraft: UC-61A (#43-14484).
Organization: 858BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Rivers, Russell G.
Notes: forced landing due to engine failure.
Location: Great Oxendon/1mi E England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
381945-04-03Aircraft: Mosquito XVI (#NS584).
Organization: 856BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Boone, Robert L.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Harrington, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
391945-04-03Aircraft: A-26C (#43-22610).
Organization: 856BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Smith, Willard H.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Rackheath, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
401945-04-25Aircraft: Mosquito XVI (#NS707).
Organization: 865BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Kuntz, James G.
Notes: killed while bailing out due to fire.
Location: Winchfield/ nr England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
411945-04-26Aircraft: B-24J (#42-51251).
Organization: 406BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Anderson, Jean B.
Notes: bailed out due to weather.
Location: Warwickshire {768333} England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
421945-06-02Aircraft: B-24H (#41-28800).
Organization: 858BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Wang, Louis F.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Harrington, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 2
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
431945-06-02Aircraft: C-47A (#43-47981).
Organization: 858BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Harrington, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
441945-06-08Aircraft: B-24H (#41-28800).
Organization: 858BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: [ground crew].
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Harrington, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
451945-06-17Aircraft: B-24L (#44-49523).
Organization: 858BS / 492BG of Harrington, Northamptonshire.
Pilot: Sidorek, Francis A.
Notes: killed in crash due to engine failure.
Location: Harrington/5mi S Sta 179 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
461945-06-25Aircraft: P-38J (#43-28479).
Organization: 857BS / 492BG of Alconbury, Cambridgeshire.
Pilot: Algar, Philip M.
Notes: crashed belly landing.
Location: Alconbury, Cambridgeshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

Aircraft

  • These are aircraft that were in this group at one time
  • List is in serial number order
  • Aircraft may be listed more than once if there are notes from multiple sources.
MODELSERIAL #A/C NAMEGROUPSQUADRONAC CODEMACR REPORT #
Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-15-DT Liberator41-28781BRER RABBIT / NANI WAHINE CHIE492BG n/a12908
Shot down Mar 7-8, 1945 over Dortmund, Germany. MACR 12908. All aboard KIA.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-15-DT Liberator41-28781BRER RABBIT / NANI WAHINE CHIE492BG n/a12908
Ex 389th BG - first trace as assigned to 453rd BG: 24 Aug 44 originally 482nd BG. Last trace with 453rd BG: aborted as deputy lead on 8 Nov 44 mission to Rheine. Assigned to 492nd BG - 2nd Organisation before 6 Dec 44 (appears on 492nd BG monthly inventory report of aircraft dated 6 Dec 44) and later designated as a B-24HSH (NITE) and named CHIEF which appears on MACR 12908 (492nd BG).
Source: Aircraft of the 453rd by Keith Sowter -

B-24H-15-DT41-28865LONI492BG 857BS
28865 (492nd BG, 857th BS) returned to USA May 26, 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-15-DT Liberator41-28910OLD GOAT492BG n/a14191
28910 (492nd BG) MIA Norway Apr 19, 1945. MACR 14191
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-15-CF Liberator41-29470n/a492BG 856BS6242
29470 (492nd BG, 856th BS) shot down by AAA Jun 23, 1944, Brussels, Belgium. MACR 6242. All KIA.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-140-CO Liberator42-110141Breezy Lady* painted on port s492BG 859BS
110141 originally to 492nd BG, 859th BS, May 1944 transferred to 458th BG, 752rd BS. Modified as an Azon plane (radio-controlled bomb), retained the name *Breezy Lady* painted on port side and *Superman* was later added to the starboard side. Later the *Breezy Lady* side was renamed *Marie*. Crashlanded in England Jul 24, 1944. Involved in accident Nov 4, 1944. Returned to USA 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-140-CO Liberator42-110143Little Lulu492BG 856BS7083
110143 (492nd BG, 856th BS, *Little Lulu*) lost over Baltic Sea Jun 20, 1944. MACR 7083.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-140-CO Liberator42-110148Lucky Strike492BG 856BS
110148 originally for 492nd BG, 856th BS. Apr 22, 1944 in accident with ith hitting parked 44-40113 at North Pickenham. Aug 1944 transferred to another group unconfirmed. 389th BG, 565th claims to have this plane, named *Lucky Strike*. Other sources have this plane as going to 446th BG. Salvaged war-weary May 29, 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-140-CO Liberator42-110151Alvin492BG 857BS5241
110151 (492nd BG, 857th BS, *Alvin*) lost near Brunswick May 19, 1944. MACR 5241. 5 KIA, 4 POW
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-140-CO Liberator42-110152The Lady Will492BG 856BS7084
110152 (492nd BG, 856th BS, *The Lady Will*) lost at Rugen Island Jun 20, 1944. MACR 7084. 3 KIA, 7 POW.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-140-CO Liberator42-110153n/a492BG 858BS5240
110153 (492nd BG, 858th BS) hit near Brunswick May 19, 1944. MACR 5240. 10 KIA. 58 years later the plane and crew were found and the crew was reburied at Arlington.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-140-CO Liberator42-110163Time's A Wastin'492BG 856BS
110163 *Time's A Wastin'* originaly with 492nd BG, 856th BS, May 1944 transferred to 458th BG, 753rd BS. Modified as an Azon plane (radio controlled bomb)
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-140-CO Liberator42-110184Gwen492BG 857BS8295
110184 *Gwen* originally with 492nd BG, 857th BS, May 1944 transferred to 458th BG, 755th BS. Lost Aug 25, 1944, Germany. MACR 8295
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-70-CO Liberator42-40549COOKIE492BG 856BS13740
40549 (492nd BG, 856th BS) MIA Apr 7, 1945, Plukkutjonnfjell Snasa, Norway. MACR 13740
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-95-CO Liberator42-40743n/a492BG n/a
40743 (492nd BG) declared war weary and used as formation assembly ship. Salvaged Mar 20, 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

B-24H-20-CF Liberator42-50313n/a492BG 857BS
Originallly replacement in May 1944 for 492nd BG, 857th BS. Jul 1944 transferred to 856th BS. Made emergency landing at an Allied-held airstrip in France Jul 18, 1944. By the time the plane was repaired, the 492nd BG had been disbanded. Transferred to 392nd BG, 578th BS Aug 1944. returned to USA May 29, 1945 after 91 missions.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-25-CF Liberator42-50370n/a492BG 859BS7235
50370 (492nd BG, 859th BS) lost Jul 7, 1944. MACR 7235. 2 KIA, 8 POW
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-25-CF Liberator42-50391Old 75492BG 858BS
50391 *Old 75* replacement Jun 1944 for the 492nd BG, 858th BS. Transferred Jun 1944 to 448th BG, 713th BS. To RFC at Altus, OK Oct 24, 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

B-24H-30-CF Liberator42-50432n/a492BG 859BS
50432 was replacement Jul 1944 for the 492nd BG, 859th BS. Transferred Aug 1944 to 392nd BG, 576 BS. Crashlanded in Brussels, Belgium after being damaged by flak Oct 14, 1944. Salvaged Nov 28, 1944
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-30-CF Liberator42-50439Broad + High492BG 859BS
50439 *Broad + High* was replacement in Jul 1944 for the 492nd BG, 859th BS. In Aug 1944 transferred to 467th BG, 788th BS. Crashlanded due to damage and low fuel Aug 18, 1944 in a field at Kirby Bedon, England. 4 killed, 1 injured. 4 OK. Salvaged Aug 19, 1944.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-30-CF Liberator42-50447FLYING RUMOR492BG 857BS13814
50447 modified as Carpetbagger aircraft and asigned to 492nd BG, 857th BS. Transferred to 859th BS, and then to MTO with 264th SOG. Lost Apr 16, 1945 at Tisnov on mission to Moravia. MACR 13814.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-401-CF Liberator42-50481n/a492BG 859BS8423
50481 replacement Jul 1944 for the 492nd BG, 859th BS. Aug 1944 to 467th BG, 788th BS. Lost Aug 16, 1944, Germany. MACR 8423. A direct hit by flak by AAA caused the plane to break into two at the waist window. 10 KIA.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-401-CF Liberator42-50486n/a492BG 856BS10924
50486 replacement Jul 1944 for 492nd BG, 856th BS. Transferred Aug 1944 to 485th BG, 828th BS. Shot down by flak over Germany Dec 26, 1944. All 9 crew killed. MACR 10924
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-401-CF Liberator42-50491n/a492BG 856BS
50491 replacement Jul 1944 for the 492nd BG, 856th BS. Aug 1944 transferred to 446th BG. Engine problems forced plane to ditch in English Channel Dec 27, 1944. 7 KIA, 3 rescued.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-50518n/a492BG n/a
50518 sometimes listed as being with the 492nd BG, but this plane never left the USA or served with any combat group.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-50580n/a492BG 859BS
50580 replacement Jul 1944 for the 492nd BG, 859th BS. Aug 1944 transferred to 467th BG, 788th BS. Shot down Aug 16, 1944 by friendly fire during training mission over North Sea. 6 killed, 4 rescued.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-50603n/a492BG 859BS9493
50603 (492nd BG, 859th BS) lost Sep 16, 1944. MACR 9493
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-50611Bold Venture II492BG 859BS
50611 *Bold Venture II* replacemt Jul 1944 for the 492nd BG, 859th BS. Aug 1944 transferred to 467th BG, 788th BS. Returned to USA Jul 1, 1945
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-50614Massachusetts Gal492BG 859BS11587
50614 *Massachusetts Gal* replacement Jul 1944 for the 492nd BG, 859th BS. Aug 1944 transferred to 467th BG, 788th BS. Lost over Ruhr Valley Jan 1, 1945. MACR 11587. Took a direct flak hit in the nose, 6 KIA, 4 POW.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-50719Sans Souci492BG 859BS
50719 *Sans Souci* replacement Jul 1944 for the 492nd BG, 859th BS. Aug 6, 1944 landing accident on return from a mission, colliding with another ship. 10 killed.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-50737n/a492BG 859BS
50737 replacement Jul 1944 for 492nd BG, 859th BS. Aug 1944 transferred to 467th BG, 788th BS, later reassigned to 790th BS. Returned to USA Jun 6, 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-5-FO Liberator42-50770n/a492BG 856BS7715
50770 (492nd BG, 856th BS) crippled by flak and interned in Sweden Aug 4, 1944. MACR 7715
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-20-DT Liberator42-51091Bangin' Lulu492BG 858BS
51091 *Bangin' Lulu* replacement May 1944 for 492nd BG, 858th BS, reassigned Jun 20, 1944 to 857th BS. Heavily damaged Aug 6, 1944 and craqshlanded at Metfield. Repaired and put back into service. Aug 1944 transferred to 446th BG, 704th BS. Returned to USA Jun 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7549n/a492BG 579BS
7549 with 492nd BG, 579th BS, transferred to 44th BG, 67th BS. Salvaged after crash landing Mar 16, 1944.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7563HELL'S WARRIOR492BG 859BS12361
7563 (859th BS, detached from 492nd BG to 2641st Special Group) lost Feb 9, 1945 near coast of northern Yugoslavia on Carpetbagger mission. MACR 12361.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-20-FO Liberator42-94816Tiger's Revenge492BG 858BS14189
94816 (492nd BG, 858th BS, *Tiger's Revenge*) shot down over Norway Apr 20/21, 1945. MACR 14189
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-20-FO Liberator42-94841SACK TIME492BG 857BS
94841 (492nd BG, 857th BS) crashed into high ground at Twizle Moss Head, Holmfirth, Yorkshire Oct 9, 1944.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-20-FO Liberator42-95005n/a492BG 856BS7236
95005 (492nd BG, 856th BS) lost Jul 7, 1944. MACR 7236
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-20-FO Liberator42-95011n/a492BG 858BS5220
95011 (492nd BG, 858th BS) interned in Sweden May 29, 1944. MACR 5220
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95131Mag Drop492BG 859BS14061
95131 *Mag Drop* (859th BS, 2641st Special Group, detached from 492nd BG) shot down by Ju 88 night fighter near Linz, Austria while on Carpetbagger mission Apr 25, 1945. 4 KIA, 5 POW. MACR 14061
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95132Mojalajab492BG 858BS
95132 (*Mojalajab*) ferried to UK and went to the replacement depot. Ended up with 492nd BG, 858th BS, keeping the same name. Shot down Jun 15, 1944 by Col Joseph Priller (100th victory), crew limped to the Allied beachhead at Normandy and bailed out. 1 WIA, 9 returned.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95160n/a492BG 856BS
95160 (856th BS, 492nd BG) crashed June 4, 1944 in UK. All 10 killed.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95196n/a492BG 858BS6935
95196 originally to 492nd BG, 858th BS, Jun 20, 1944 reassigned to 856th BS. Damaged by flak and interned in Switzerland Jul 11, 1944. MACR 6935
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95215Moonshine Express492BG 856BS
95215 (492nd BG, 856th BS, *Moonshine Express*) lost Jul 18, 1944. 1 KIA, 1WIA, 8 RTD
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95220n/a492BG 857BS11122
95220 was replacement in May 1944 for 492nd BG, 857th BS. Aug 1944 transferred to 467th BG, 788th BS. Shot down by German fighter Dec 25, 1944. MACR 11122. 7 KIA 3 POW.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95230n/a492BG 858BS7238
95230 replacement May 1944 for 492nd BG, 858th BS, Reassigned Jun 20, 1944 to 856th BS. Lost Jul 7, 1944. MACR 7238j. 6 POW, 4 KIA.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95234n/a492BG 859BS
95234 492nd BG, 859th BS, Transferred Aug 1944 to 467th BG, 788th BS. Returned to USA Jun 11, 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas A-26C-25-DT Invader43-22610n/a492BG 856BS
22610 used by 492nd BG, 856th BS (a B-24 unit) for clandestine operations over Germany. In landing accident at RAF Rackheath airfield, Norfolk, England. All three crew survived, but aircraft was destroyed.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-55-CF Liberator44-10496Puritanical Bitch492BG n/a7844
10496 (492nd BG, 8569th BS, *Puritanical Bitch*) interned in Switzerland Jul 21, 1944. MACR 7844. Returned to USA Sep 19, 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-60-CF Liberator44-10518Queenie492BG 856BS
10518 *Queenie* replacement for 492nd BG, 856th BS. Aug 1944 transferred to 458th BG, 785th BS. Returned to USA 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40150Ruptured Duck492BG 856BS6775
40150 (492nd BG, 856th BS, *Ruptured Duck*) lost near Rugen Island Jun 20, 1944. MACR 6775. 7 KIA, 2 POW.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40151G I Joe492BG 858BS5244
40151 (492nd BG, 858th BS, *G I Joe*) lost near Brunswick May 19, 1944. MACR 5244. 7 KIA, 3 POW.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40152Sierra Blanco492BG 858BS5243
40152 (492nd BG, 858th BS, *Sierra Blanco*) lost May 19, 1944. MACR 5243. Crew bailed out over Holland. 2 KIA, 8 POW.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40153n/a492BG 859BS7232
40153 (492nd BG, 859th BS) lost Jul 7, 1944 on Bernburg mission. MACR 7232. 2 KIA, 8 POW
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40154n/a492BG 859BS5221
40154 (492nd BG, 859th BS) ditched in North Sea May 29, 1944. MACR 5221. 1 KIA, 9 rescued.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40155n/a492BG 859BS
40155 originally with 492nd BG, 859th BS, transferred Aug 1944 to 467th BG, 788th BS. Returned to USA Jun 1945
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40156n/a492BG 859BS7233
40156 (492nd BG, 859th BS) lost Jul 7, 1944 on Bernburg mission. MACR 7233. 3 KIA, 7 POW.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40157Lucky Lass492BG 857BS
40157 *Lucky Lass* originally with 492nd BG, 857th BS. On May 19, 1944 the pilot earned the DFC by bring this battered plane back to England. Reassigned Jul 1944 to 856th BS. Transferred Aug 1944 to 93rd BG, 329th BS, reassigned to 328th BS. Returned to USA May 26, 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40158Tinker Belle492BG 857BS14110
40158 *Tinker Belle* origially with 492nd BG, 857th BS, Aug 1944 transferred to 44th BG, 506th BS. Lost Apr 5, 1945. MACR 14110. 2 KIA, 7 POW.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40159Battling Boop492BG 858BS6767
40159 (492nd BG, 858th BS, *Battling Boop*) interned in Sweden Jun 18, 1944. MACR 6767
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40161Troublehunter492BG 856BS7079
40161 (492nd BG, 856th BS, *Troublehunter*) ditched in Baltic Sea near Rugen Island Jun 20, 1944. MACR 7079. 9 KIA
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40163n/a492BG 856BS7080
40163 (492nd BG, 856th BS) lost Jun 20, 1944 near Rugen Island. MACR 7080. 4 KIA, 6 POW.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40166Irishman SHANTU492BG 857BS
40166 *Irishman\'s Shanty* originally with 492nd BG, 857th BS. Aug 1944 transferred to 467th BG, 788th BS, renamed *Dirty Dago* for a week and then changed to *Monster*. Returned to USA 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40167Sierra Blanca492BG 858BS9342
40167 *Sierra Blanca* originally with 492nd BG, 858th BS, May 15, 1944 the copilot was killed by flak. Jun 20, 1944 transferred to 857th BS. Aug 1944 transferred to 44th BG. Lost Oct 7, 1944. MACR 9342. 40168 (492nd BG, 857th BS, 'Tequila Daisy') interned in Switzerland Jul 11, 1944. MACR 6934
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40169Bottle Baby492BG 858BS7081
40169 *Bottle Baby* originally with 492nd BG, 858th BS, transferred Jun 20, 1944 to 856th BS. Lost near Rugen Island Jun 20, 1944. MACR 7081. 9 KIA, 1 POW.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40171Boomerang492BG 857BS5242
40171 (492nd BG, 857th BS, *Boomerang*) crashlanded in Tuitjenhorn, Netherlands May 19, 1944. MACR 5242. 1 KIA, 8 POW.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40173OUR BABY / ERNIE'S BEAVERS492BG 857BSF+
Originally with 492nd BG, 857th BS. Aug 12, 1944 transferred to 453rd BG, 735th BS, reassigned to 733rd BS. While at 453rd BG was renamed *Our Baby*. Apr 1945 transferred to 466th BG, 786th BS. Returned to USA in 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40173OUR BABY / ERNIE'S BEAVERS492BG 857BSF+
453rd: Transferred from 735th to 733rd BS on 1 Apr 45. Waist windows with gun socket mounted and a Fairchild compensating sight on both guns were fitted 27 Oct - 3 Nov 44. Nose turret changed from Consolidated MPC A-6B to Emerson A-15 probably at the same time or during Dec 44 (no missions between 4 & 19 Dec 44). Last trace with 453rd BG: 10 Apr 45. Transferred to 466th BG (RZI with 466th BG on Operation "Home Run")
Source: Aircraft of the 453rd by Keith Sowter -

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40195Boulder Buff492BG 858BS7234
40195 *Boulder Buff* originally with 492nd BG, 858th BS, reassigned to 856th BS Jun 20, 1944. Interned in Sweden Jul 6, 1944. MACR 7234
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40201Silver Chief492BG 857BS
40201 *Silver Chief* originally for 492nd BG, 857th BS, May 1944 transferred to 458th BG, 753rd BS. Modified as AZON plane (radio controlled bombs) Salvaged Jan 11, 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40211September Pops492BG 859BS
40211 *September Pops* originally with 492nd BG, 859th BS, Aug 1944 transferred to 467th BG, 788th BS, renamed *Our Team*. Returned to USA 1945.
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Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40227Four Beers Doc492BG 856BS7082
40227 (492nd BG, 856th BS, *Four Beers Doc*) lost near Rugen Island Jun 20, 1944. MACR 7082. 7 KIA, 3 POW.
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Consolidated B-24J-155-CO Liberator44-40290n/a492BG 859BS7260
40290 (492nd BG, 859th BS) interned in Switzerland Jul 21, 1944. MACR 7260.
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Consolidated B-24J-195-CO Liberator44-41095Boulder Bluff492BG 856BS
41095 crashed Sep 2, 1944, Pantanella AAB, Italy. Roger Freeman has this being with 492nd BG, 856th BS *Boulder Bluff* and hit by flakover Kiel Jul 6, 1944, causing No 1 engine to runaway and aircraft entered uncontrollable dive. Control recovered and crew diverted to Sweden where aircraft was interned.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24L-5-FO Liberator44-49342n/a492BG 858BS14190
49342 (492nd BG, 858th BS) lost Apr 19, 1945. MACR 14190
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Ford B-24L-5-FO Liberator44-49476n/a492BG n/a12152
49476 (492nd BG) lost Feb 1, 1945, France. MACR 12152
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24L-5-FO Liberator44-49500n/a492BG 858BS12585
49500 (492nd BG, 858th BS) lost Feb 21, 1945. MACR 12585
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html


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