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491st Bombardment Group (Heavy)

Aircraft:B-24
Group Emblem:
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Wing:14th Combat Bombardment Wing
Division:2nd Bombardment Division
Airfield(s)
Squadrons:852nd Bombardment Squadron
853rd Bombardment Squadron
854th Bombardment Squadron
855th Bombardment Squadron
Tail Marking:
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Details:Trained for combat with B-24's. On 1 Jan 1944 the group, less the air echelon, was transferred without personnel and equipment to England, where personnel were assigned later. The air echelon continued to train in the US until it joined the group in England in May 1944.

Served in combat with Eighth AF until the end of Apr 1945. Began operations early in Jun 1944 and attacked airfields, bridges, and coastal defenses both preceding and during the invasion of Normandy. Then concentrated its attacks on strategic objectives in Germany, striking communications centers, oil refineries, storage depots, industrial areas, shipyards, and other targets in such places as Berlin, Hamburg, Kassel, Cologne, Gelsenkirchen, Bielefeld, Hannover, and Magdeburg; on one occasion attacked the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen, Germany. W

hile on a mission to bomb an oil refinery at Misburg on 26 Nov 1944, the group was attacked by large numbers of enemy fighters; although about one-half of its planes were destroyed, the remainder fought off the interceptors, successfully bombed the target, and won for the group a DUC.

Although engaged primarily in strategic bombardment, the group also supported ground forces at St Lo in Jul 1944; assaulted V-weapon sites and communications lines in France during the summer of 1944; dropped supplies to paratroops on 18 Sep 1944 during the airborne attack in Holland; bombed German supply lines and fortifications during the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945; supported Allied forces in the airborne drop across the Rhine in Mar 1945; and interdicted enemy communications during the Allied drive across Germany in Apr 1945. Returned to the US in Jul. Inactivated on 8 Sep 1945.

    Commanders:
  • Col Dwight O Monteith, 10 Oct 1943
  • Maj Jack G Merrell, 20 Dec 1943
  • Col Wilson H Banks, 5 Jan 1944
  • Maj Alex E Burleigh, 19 Jan 1944
  • Lt Col Jack G Merrell, 29 Jan 1944
  • Lt Col Carl T Goldenburg, 12 Feb 1944
  • Col F H Miller, 26 Jun 1944
  • Col Allen W Reed, c. 20 Oct 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: 28

Missions

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#DATENAMETARGETSA/C LOST
1June 02, 19448AF 384, 385V-weapons sites, airfields and rail targets in France
2June 05, 19448AF 392Le Havre, Caen, Boulogne, Cherbourg coastal defenses1
3June 06, 19448AF 394Coastal targets in invasion area
4June 07, 19448AF 397, 398Tactical targets in NW France
5June 08, 19448AF 400Rail targets and airfields in France
6June 10, 19448AF 403Tactical targets in France, airfields and chokepoints
7June 11, 19448AF 405Airfields and rail targets in Paris, Brittany and Loire valley1
8June 12, 19448AF 407Airfields and bridges in France
9June 14, 19448AF 412Airfields in France and the low countries; supply sites in France
10June 15, 19448AF 414Airfields and rail targets in France; Oil targets in Germany
11June 16, 19448AF 416Airfields and NOBALL targets in France
12June 17, 19448AF 419Airfields in France
13June 17, 19448AF 418Airfields in France
14June 18, 19448AF 421Oil targets in Germany
15June 19, 19448AF 424Pas-de-Calais V-Weapons sites
16June 20, 19448AF 425Oil and industrial targets in Germany, V-weapons sites in France
17June 21, 19448AF 428Oil production facilities in Germany; first Shuttle mission to USSR (Operation FRANTIC)
18June 22, 19448AF 432Industry and airfields in NW France
19June 23, 19448AF 435 and 436Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites; rail and airfield targets in NW France
20June 25, 19448AF 441, 442Airfields and electric power installtions in France1
21June 28, 1944VIII 445Airfields, supply dumps, bridges in Paris area; Saarbrucken rail targets
22June 29, 19448AF 447Strategic targets in Leipzig area
23July 04, 19448AF 451Airfields and bridges in France
24July 07, 19448AF 458Oil, bearing and aircraft plants in Germany
25July 11, 19448AF 466Munich and southern Germany
26July 12, 19448AF 469Munich and southern Germany1
27July 13, 19448AF 471Munich and southern Germany
28July 19, 19448AF 482Industrial targets in W and SW Germany
29July 20, 19448AF 484Oil and industrial targets in W Germany
30July 21, 19448AF 486Aircraft industry, airfields and ball-bearing plants in SW Germany4
31July 23, 19448AF 490Airfields in France
32July 24, 19448AF 492Tactical support for Operation COBRA
33July 25, 19448AF 494Tactical support for Operation COBRA
34July 29, 19448AF 503Oil targets in Germany and airfields in France
35July 31, 19448AF 507Targets in Germany and airfields in France
36August 01, 19448AF 508Airfields, bridges, tactical targets in France
37August 04, 19448AF 514Oil refineries, aircraft factories
38August 05, 19448AF 519, 520, 521Strategic targets in Germany, V-weapons site, GH test
39August 06, 19448AF 524Refineries and factories in Germany; Noball targets in France
40August 07, 19448AF 527, 528Fuel dumps, bridges in France; GH test
41August 08, 19448AF 530, 8AF 531Airfields and Noball targets in France
42August 09, 19448AF 533, 8AF 535Aviation and tank industry and airfields in SE Germany; Micro H test
43August 10, 19448AF 537Fuel dumps and bridges SE of Paris
44August 12, 19448AF 545Metz and airfields in central and eastern France
45August 13, 19448AF 548, 549, 550Support of Ground troops near Le Havre; transportation around Paris1
46August 14, 19448AF 552Airfield, rail in France; aviation and oil plants in Germany
47August 15, 19448AF 554Airfields in Germany and the Low Countries
48August 18, 19448AF 561, 562Bridges, Airfields, Fuel Dumps and an Aircraft Engine Factory in France and Belgium
49August 24, 19448AF 568Strategic targets in Germany1
50August 25, 19448AF 570Aircraft component plants
51August 26, 19448AF 575, 576, 577, 578, 575: Brest gun batteries; 576: oil, fuel, chemicals; 577: bridge; 578: TV bombs
52August 30, 19448AF 590 & 8AF 591590: V-1 launching sites; 591: Kiel and Bremen
53September 05, 19448AF 605, 8AF 606605: Aviation and oil industry in SE Germany. 606: enemy positions nr. Brest
54September 09, 19448AF 613, 8AF 614613: container drop to French Resistance in Southern France; 614: targets in western Germany
55September 10, 19448AF 619, 8AF 620Targets in Stuttgart area
56September 11, 19448AF 623Attacks on synthetic oil plants and refinery
57September 12, 19448AF 626Attacks on Germany oil industry2
58September 13, 19448AF 628Oil and industrial target in southern Germany2
59September 18, 19448AF 639Re-supply of US airborne forces in the Nijmegan-Eindhoven area1
60September 22, 19448AF 645Vehicle factories in Kassel, Germany
61September 25, 19448AF 647Rail targets in western Germany and oil plant at Ludwigshafen
62September 26, 19448AF 648Rail targets and vehicle factories in western Germany1
63September 27, 19448AF 650Industry and transportation targets in western Germany1
64September 28, 19448AF 652Oil and vehicle plants in central Germany
65September 30, 19448AF 655Rail and aviation targets in western Germany
66October 02, 19448AF 658; 8AF 659Industrial targets in Cologne and Kassel; Hamm marshaling yard1
67October 03, 19448AF 662Airfields and industrial targets in Germany
68October 05, 19448AF 665Industry, airfields and railways in Germany
69October 06, 19448AF 667Industry in northern Germany
70October 07, 19448AF 669Oil installations and vehicle plants
71October 07, 19448AF 669Oil installations and vehicle plants
72October 09, 19448AF 670Industrial targets in south and central Germany
73October 12, 19448AF 674Airfield and marshalling yard
74October 14, 19448AF 676, 8AF 677Rail targets in Germany
75October 15, 19448AF 678Industrial, oil and rail targets in Cologne, Germany area
76October 17, 19448AF 681Targets in Cologne area
77October 19, 19448AF 683Industrial targets in Mannheim and Mainz
78October 22, 19448AF 685Targets in western Germany
79October 25, 19448AF 688Oil and industry in western Germany
80October 26, 19448AF 689Industry and comm targets in western Germany
81October 30, 19448AF 693Oil industry in Germany
82November 01, 19448AF 696Oil installations and a rail bridge
83November 02, 19448AF 698Oil and rail targets in Central Germany
84November 04, 19448AF 700Oil installations in western Germany
85November 05, 19448AF 702Marshalling yards in western Germany
86November 06, 19448AF 704Oil installations in western Germany
87November 08, 19448AF 705Oil and rail targets in Germany
88November 09, 19448AF 707Tactical targets in Metz and Thionville areas
89November 10, 19448AF 709Airfield in western Germany
90November 16, 19448AF 715Tactical targets near Aachen
91November 21, 19448AF 720Oil industry in Germany
92November 25, 19448AF 723Synthetic oil installation at Merseburg and Bingen rail yard
93November 26, 19448AF 725Rail and oil installation in western Germany15
94November 29, 19448AF 729Rail and oil targets Germany
95November 30, 19448AF 731Rail and oil targets Germany
96December 04, 19448AF 736Rail targets in Germany
97December 05, 19448AF 728, 8AF 729Berlin weapons works and Munster rail yards; 729: Aphrodite op
98December 06, 19448AF 741Oil and rail targets in Germany
99December 10, 19448AF 745Rail targets in Germany
100December 11, 19448AF 746Rail targets and bridge in western Germany2
101December 12, 19448AF 748Oil and rail targets in Germany
102December 23, 19448AF 757Rail and communication centers behind battle lines in Ardennes
103December 24, 19448AF 759, 760Airfields and communications center in Gemany (760) and French U-boat coastal batteries (759)
104December 28, 19448AF 766Rail and road bridges in western Germany
105December 30, 19448AF 770Rail and communications targets in western Germany
106December 31, 19448AF 772Strategic targets and comm centers along German supply lines
107January 01, 19458AF 774Oil and rail targets in western Germany
108January 02, 19458AF 776Communications and tactical targets in western Germany
109January 03, 19458AF 778Rail and communications targets in western Germany
110January 07, 19458AF 785Comm centers, rail targets, bridges and oil depots in western Germany
111January 08, 19458AF 787Comm centers, rail targets, bridges in western Germany
112January 10, 19458AF 789Airfields, rail targets and bridges in Germany
113January 13, 19458AF 791Marshalling yards and Rhine rail bridges
114January 14, 19458AF 792Oil facilities in central Germany and highway bridges at Cologne
115January 16, 19458AF 796Oil and industrial targets in Germany
116January 17, 19458AF 798Oil refineries at Hamburg and Harburg1
117January 21, 19458AF 803Industry and rail targets in central Germany
118January 28, 19458AF 809Marshalling yards, bridges and benzol plant at Dortmund
119January 29, 19458AF 811Industrial plants at Kassel and rail targets in central Germany
120February 03, 19458AF 817Major attack on Berlin and Madgeburg oil industry
121February 06, 19458AF 821Oil targets in Germany
122February 09, 19458AF 824Oil targets in Germany1
123February 14, 19458AF 830Oil and rail targets in Germany
124February 15, 19458AF 832Oil plants at Magdeburg and rail targets in Germany
125February 16, 19458AF 833Oil plants and marshaling yards in central Gemany
126February 19, 19458AF 835Oil, industry and rail targets
127February 22, 19458AF 841Operation Clarion: major attack on German rail and road targets1
128February 23, 19458AF 843Second day of Clarion mission
129February 24, 19458AF 845Oil refineries and rail targets
130February 25, 19458AF 847Tank factories; jet airfields; oil depots
131February 26, 19458AF 849Attacks on targets in Berlin
132February 27, 19458AF 851Road and rail targets in Halle and Leipzig
133February 28, 19458AF 854Rail targets in Germany
134March 01, 19458AF 857Marshalling yards in central and southern Germany
135March 02, 19458AF 859Synthetic oil plants and tank works
136March 03, 19458AF 861Oil refineries in Germany
137March 04, 19458AF 863Jet airfields and industrial targets
138March 05, 19458AF 865Synthetic oil plants
139March 07, 19458AF 869Oil and communication targets
140March 08, 19458AF 872Synthetic oil plants and rail targets
141March 09, 19458AF 875Rail marshaling yards and industrial sites
142March 10, 19458AF 877Rail targets
143March 11, 19458AF 881U-boat yards and oil installations in northern Germany
144March 12, 19458AF 883Marshalling yards
145March 14, 19458AF 886Rail, oil and industrial targets
146March 15, 19458AF 889German Army HQ and rail targets
147March 17, 19458AF 892Oil, industrial and rail targets
148March 18, 19458AF 894Rail and tank plants in Berlin area
149March 19, 19458AF 896Industry, rail and airfield targets in Germany
150March 20, 19458AF 898Hamburg area targets
151March 21, 19458AF 901, 902, 903, 904Jet fighter bases
152March 22, 19458AF 906Attacks on barracks, camps and airfields
153March 23, 19458AF 908Rail targets in west and central Germany
154March 24, 19458AF 911Operations in support of Operation VARSITY - crossing of the Rhine3
155March 25, 19458AF 913Oil plants
156March 30, 19458AF 918Uboat construction and operation targets1
157March 31, 19458AF 920Synthetic oil plants, munition and vehicles factories
158April 04, 19458AF 926Airfields in Germany
159April 05, 19458AF 928Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
160April 06, 19458AF 930Leipzig area
161April 08, 19458AF 932Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
162April 09, 19458AF 935Oil depot, ammunition plant and jet airfields
163April 10, 19458AF 938Jet airfields and army base near Berlin
164April 11, 19458AF 941Airfields, munitions and rail targets
165April 14, 19458AF 948Bordeaux strong points and batteries
166April 15, 19458AF 951Bordeaux and Royan strong points and batteries
167April 16, 19458AF 954, 8AF 955Rail and communication centers
168April 17, 19458AF 957Rail targets in E Germany and Czechoslovakia
169April 18, 19458AF 959Rail targets in Germany
170April 25, 19458AF 968Airfields and rail targets in Czechoslovakia and southeast Germany
TOTAL AIRCRAFT LOST:42

Non-Combat Related Accidents

#DATEREPORT
11944-06-04Aircraft: B-24J (#44-40206).
Organization: 852BS / 491BG of Metfield, Suffolk.
Pilot: Galley, Clifford R.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Sizewell England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
21944-06-08Aircraft: B-24J (#42-110169).
Organization: 853BS / 491BG of Metfield, Suffolk.
Pilot: Sharp, Fletcher E.
Notes: killed in crash landing.
Location: Metfield, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
31944-06-12Aircraft: B-24J (#44-40170).
Organization: 853BS / 491BG of Metfield, Suffolk.
Pilot: Cotnoir, George P.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Metfield, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
41944-06-12Aircraft: B-24J (#44-40129).
Organization: / 491BG of Metfield, Suffolk.
Pilot: Caputo, Anthony J.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Metfield, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 1
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
51944-06-16Aircraft: B-24J (#44-40170).
Organization: 853BS / 491BG of Metfield, Suffolk.
Pilot: Siccardi, Edward S.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Metfield, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
61944-06-21Aircraft: B-24J (#42-110155).
Organization: 852BS / 491BG of Metfield, Suffolk.
Pilot: .
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Metfield, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 2
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
71944-07-12Aircraft: B-24J (#42-110038).
Organization: 854BS / 491BG of Metfield, Suffolk.
Pilot: Wakley, James T.
Notes: crash landing out of gas.
Location: Metfield, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
81944-08-27Aircraft: B-24J (#42-95123).
Organization: 854BS / 491BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Warczak, John S.
Notes: crashed on take off.
Location: North Pickenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
91944-09-09Aircraft: B-24J (#44-10489).
Organization: 852BS / 491BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Warczak, John S.
Notes: killed in crash landing.
Location: Brodney/ 1 1/2mi SW England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
101944-09-18Aircraft: B-24H (#42-95139).
Organization: 852BS / 491BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Stahl, Horst H.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Watton, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
111944-10-03Aircraft: B-24J (#42-51521).
Organization: 852BS / 491BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Gasperi, Raymond L.
Notes: crashed belly landing.
Location: Wattisham, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
121944-11-11Aircraft: B-24J (#42-51255).
Organization: 854BS / 491BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Lanning, Harold E.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: North Pickenham/1 1/2mi N England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
131944-11-21Aircraft: B-24J (#44-40232).
Organization: 855BS / 491BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Goodrich, Frank C.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: North Pickenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
141944-12-03Aircraft: B-24J (#44-50507).
Organization: 852BS / 491BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Furlong, Stanley F.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: North Pickenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
151944-12-08Aircraft: B-24J (#44-40230).
Organization: 852BS / 491BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Henrix, Lindell E.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: North Pickenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
161944-12-08Aircraft: B-24J (#42-78482).
Organization: 855BS / 491BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Greer, William A.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: North Pickenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
171945-01-01Aircraft: B-24J (#44-40230).
Organization: 852BS / 491BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Cassady, Robert E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: North Pickenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
181945-01-05Aircraft: B-24J (#42-50793).
Organization: 852BS / 491BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Sweet, Robert E.
Notes: crashed on take off.
Location: North Pickenham-1/2mi E England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
191945-01-05Aircraft: B-24J (#44-40165).
Organization: 852BS / 491BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Nagel, Robert E.
Notes: killed in crashed on take off.
Location: Swaffham/ 1/2mi S England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
201945-01-16Aircraft: B-24J (#42-51471).
Organization: 855BS / 491BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Rose, Frank G.
Notes: forced landing due to weather.
Location: Stowgate Fm, Deeping St England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
211945-01-19Aircraft: B-24H (#42-51225).
Organization: 854BS / 491BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Mohundro, James H.
Notes: unknown.
Location: North Pickenham/ just off NW England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
221945-02-15Aircraft: B-24H (#42-51088).
Organization: 855BS / 491BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Oberembt, James M.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: RAF Oulton England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
231945-02-19Aircraft: B-24J (#42-50668).
Organization: 854BS / 491BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Goeking, Charles A.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Burnley/ 4mi E England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
241945-03-05Aircraft: B-24J (#42-110156).
Organization: 852BS / 491BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Morris, Jonas E.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: North Pickenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
251945-04-02Aircraft: B-24H (#42-94855).
Organization: 852BS / 491BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Modery, Marshall R.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: North Pickenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
261945-04-16Aircraft: B-24J (#44-40317).
Organization: 854BS / 491BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Fuller, Charles D.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: North Pickenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
271945-04-20Aircraft: B-24J (#44-40101WW).
Organization: 855BS / 491BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Bakaitis, Frank A.
Notes: ground accident.
Location: North Pickenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage):
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
281945-04-20Aircraft: B-24J (#44-40164).
Organization: 855BS / 491BG of North Pickenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: [parked aircraft].
Notes: ground accident.
Location: North Pickenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage):
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 #
B-24H-15-DT41-28820Four-Five Time491BG 854BS11335
28820 (491st BG, 854th BS, *Four-Five Time*) shot down Dec 11, 1944, Uhrwiller, Germany. MACR 11335
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

B-24H-15-DT41-28884Problem Child491BG 853BS10762
28884 (491st BG, 853rd BS, *Problem Child*) lost Nov 26, 1944. MACR 10762
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-15-DT Liberator41-28921n/a491BG 854BS
28921 (c/n 513, 491st BG, 854th BS) salvaged after being involved in a ground collision at Watton Sep 22, 1944.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-20-DT Liberator41-28987n/a491BG n/a7256
28987 (491st BG) lost Jul 21, 1944. MACR 7256
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

B-24H-15-CF (CAM)41-29464The Un-Limited491BG 853BS10763
29464 (491st BG, 853rd BS) lost Nov 26, 1944. MACR 10763. Was *The Un-Limited*) when with the 34th BG.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-135-CO Liberator42-110107Wham! Bam! Thank You, Ma'am491BG 854BS8296
110107 (491st BG, 854th BS, *Wham! Bam! Thank You, Ma'am*) shot down Aug 24, 1944 over Huttrup, Germany. MACR 8296. 6 beaten to death by civilian crowd 2 days later in Russelsheim. Three POW.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-140-CO Liberator42-110140n/a491BG 855BS5885
110140 (491st BG, 855th BS) lost Jun 7, 1944. MACR 5885
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-140-CO Liberator42-110155n/a491BG n/a
110155 (491st BG) ditched Mar 30, 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-140-CO Liberator42-110158n/a491BG 852BS7259
110158 (491st BG, 852nd BS) lost Jul 21, 1944. MACR 7259
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-140-CO Liberator42-110167n/a491BG 852BS10768
110167 (491st BG, 852nd BS) lost Nov 26, 1944. MACR 10768
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-140-CO Liberator42-110169Lucky Penny491BG 853BS
110169 (491st BG, 853rd BS, *Lucky Penny*) lost #1 engine on takeoff from Metfield, UK June 8, 1944 and crashed on the Metfield airfield while attempting to land after returning. All 9 aboard killed.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-140-CO Liberator42-110186n/a491BG n/a9428
110186 (491st BG) lost Sep 27, 1944, Germany. MACR 9428
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-90-CO Liberator42-40722n/a491BG n/a
40722 Declared war weary and became formation ship for 491st BG. Replacec by 44-40165. Condemned May 31, 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-401-CF Liberator42-50462n/a491BG 852BS12653
50462 (491st BG, 852nd BS) lost Feb 22, 1945. MACR 12653
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-50572n/a491BG 855BS7917
50572 (491st BG, 855th BS) lost Aug 13, 1944, France. MACR 7917
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-50668n/a491BG 854BS
50668 (491st BG, 854th BS) crashed into Black Hameldon near Burnley, Lancashire, England Feb 19, 1945. 5 crew killed, 3 died of injuries, 3 survived.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-50680n/a491BG n/a12770
50680 (491th BG) lost Feb 26, 1945. MACR 12770
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-50749n/a491BG 855BS13615
50749 (491th BG, 855th BS) lost Mar 24, 1945, Germany. MACR 13615
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-5-FO Liberator42-50793n/a491BG n/a
50793 (491st BG) crashed on takeoff in snowstorm, North Pickenham Jan 5, 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-25-DT Liberator42-51113n/a491BG 855BS6994
51113 (491st BG, 855th BS) interned in Switzerland Jul 12, 1944. MACR 6994. Returned Oct 11, 1945
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24J-1-DT Liberator42-51267n/a491BG 854BS12219
51267 (491st BG, 854th BS) lost Feb 9, 1945, Germany. MACR 12219
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-5-FO Liberator42-51481n/a491BG 853BS11735
51481 (491th BG, 853rd BS) lost Jan 17, 1945, Germany. MACR 11735
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-5-FO Liberator42-51530n/a491BG 853BS10767
51530 (491st BG, 853rd BS) lost Nov 26, 1944 on Misburg mission. MACR 10767.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-20-FO Liberator42-95007n/a491BG 854BS11159
95007 (491st BG, 854th BS) lost Nov 26, 1944, Germany.. MACR 11159
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95104n/a491BG 853BS9427
95104 (491st BG, 853rd BS) lost Oct 2, 1944, Germany. MACR 9427
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95191n/a491BG n/a8232
95191 (491st BG) lost Jun 20, 1944. MACR 8232.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95218n/a491BG 853BS7258
95218 (491st BG, 853rd BS) interned in Switzerland Jul 21, 1944 after crash-landing at Dubendorf MACR 7258
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-30-FO Liberator42-95310n/a491BG 852BS5391
95310 (491st BG, 852nd BS) lost Jun 2, 1944. MACR 5391.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-30-FO Liberator42-95341Twang491BG 853BS
95341 (491st BG, 853rd BS, *Twang*) returned to USA at end of war. Scrapped at Altus, OK Oct 14, 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-55-CF Liberator44-10485n/a491BG 853BS10760
10485 (491st BG, 853rd BS) lost Nov 26, 1944. MACR 10760
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-55-CF Liberator44-10492n/a491BG 853BS7916
10492 (491st BG, 853rd BS) damaged by AAA over Saarbrucken, Germany and later crashlanded at Port, France Aug 11, 1944, Germany. MACR 7916. All 10 crew evaded.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-55-CF Liberator44-10500n/a491BG 853BS9426
10500 (491st BG, 853rd BS) lost Sep 26, 1944, Germany. MACR 9426
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-60-CF Liberator44-10534n/a491BG 852BS10761
10534 (491st BG, 852nd BS) lost Nov 26, 1944. MACR 10761
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40162Hot Rock491BG 855BS13551
40162 (*Hot Rock*, 491st BG, 855th BS) shot down over Germany Mar 24, 1945. All aboard KIA. MACR 13551
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40165n/a491BG 852BS
40165 (491st BG, 852nd BS, 'Rage in Heaven'. After combat career ended, became formation assembly ship Rage in Heaven of 491st BG, replacing 42-40722. Salvaged after crashing and exploding on takeoff Jan 5, 1945. Replacec by 44-40101
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40170n/a491BG 853BS8859
40170 (491st BG, 853rd BS) lost Sep 12, 1944. MACR 8859
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40172n/a491BG 854BS11157
40172 (491st BG, 854th BS) lost Nov 26, 1944, Germany. MACR 11157
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40200Delirious Delores491BG 853BS
40200 (853rd BS, 491st BG, *Delirious Delores*) crashed on return to Metfield Jul 13, 1944. 5 killed.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40205n/a491BG 853BS10765
40205 (491st BG, 853rd BS) lost Nov 26, 1944, Germany. MACR 10765
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40210n/a491BG 854BS10211
40210 (491st BG, 854th BS) shot down by flak, crashlanded, and exploded 1 km NE of Udenhout, Netherlands Sep 18, 1944. MACR 10211. 9 KIA. 1 badly burned and was hidden and treated by local doctors.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40212n/a491BG 853BS11158
40212 (491st BG, 853rd BS) shot down Nov 26, 1944, Germany. MACR 11158
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40232n/a491BG 855BS11351
40232 (491st BG, 855th BS) crashed at Verdun, France Dec 11, 1944. MACR 11351
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40234n/a491BG 855BS8860
40234 (491st BG, 855th BS) lost Sep 13, 1944, Germany. MACR 8860
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40241n/a491BG n/a7755
40241 (491st BG) lost Aug 3, 1944, France. MACR 7755
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40243n/a491BG 853BS5633
40243 (491st BG, 853rd BS) lost Jun 5, 1944. MACR 5633
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-150-CO Liberator44-40246n/a491BG 853BS8861
40246 (491st BG, 853rd BS) lost in midair collision over Germany Sep 13, 1944. MACR 8861
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-155-CO Liberator44-40271House of Rumor491BG 854BS10766
40271 (491st BG, 854th BS, *House of Rumor*) lost Nov 26, 1944, Miburg, Germany. MACR 10766
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-155-CO Liberator44-40286n/a491BG 852BS13552
40286 (491st BG, 852nd BS) lost Mar 24, 1945 near Wesel, Germany. MACR 13552. 9 KIA.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-155-CO Liberator44-40317n/a491BG 854BS
40317 (491st BG, 854th BS) blew left tire during takeoff and landing gear collapsed Apr 16, 1945. Salvaged Apr 16, 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html


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