USAAF Nose Art Research Project


 

Aries
B-24 42-52765

486th Bomb Group, 834th Bomb Squadron

Appearance

Nose art painted by
Phil BRINKMAN
486th Bomb Group, 834th Bomb Squadron
Sudbury, England

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Assigned overseas to England on 26th March 1944, this B24 flew its first mission with 486BG on 7th May 1944. Lt Sowers was in command that day and flew a total of eleven of his missions in the aircraft -- out of a total of 20 known to have been completed by it. Its final combat sortie was on 17th July 1944 to attack the bridge at Gien, France and it is believed to have suffered serious battle damage which resulted in salvage on 21st July 1944.




 
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© Ray Bowden 25 February 2024