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41-29486 Old 486

B-24H-15-CF

 

This was a Gee-H equipped Pathfinder aircraft

 

MISSION LIST

 

Missions with the 486BG as Old 486

NOTE This 486BG information was compiled by Tom Brittan. Thanks Tom!

 

486BG Mission #28 June 22, 1944 41-29486 D/A Reed Old 486

486BG Mission #35 June 30, 1944 41-29486 D/A Reed Old 486 (flew with 493BG)

486BG Mission #36 July 1, 1944 41-29486 D/A Moore Old 486

486BG Mission #37 July 2, 1944 41-29486 D/A Old 486 unused spare

486BG Mission #38 July 4, 1944 41-29486 D/A Paynter Old 486

486BG Mission #44 July 14, 1944 41-29486 D/A Murphy Old 486 (flew with 493BG)

486BG Mission #46 July 18, 1944 41-29486 D/A Clinard Old 486

486BG Mission #47 July 19, 1944 41-29486 D/A Yochem Old 486 (Last 486BG B-24 mission)

 

Transferred to the 34BG, 18th Squadron

 

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 41-29486 B/Z 18BS Blackburn Old 486

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 41-29486 B/Z Old 486 (ground spare)

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 41-29486 B/Z GH Blackburn Old 486

 

MISSION DETAILS

Mission #47 July 31, 1944 41-29486 B/Z 18BS Blackburn Old 486

Mission #61 August 16, 1944 41-29486 B/Z Old 486 (ground spare)

Mission #62 August 18, 1944 41-29486 B/Z GH Blackburn Old 486 Major damage

 

It went to 2 BAD at Warton, or 1 BAD at Burtonwood, to be modified for night leaflet operations (including receiving its coat of black gloss anti-searchlight synthetic enamel) before being assigned to 406th NLS at Cheddington. It was one of eight B-24s despatched by 406th Sq. on a night leaflet operation on 30 Dec 44 under 8th AF Field Order #777. It crashed at Cheddington (possibly on return) and was salvaged on 3 Jan 45 beyond economical repair.

Information researched by Tom Brittan.