NAME TP - M# SER - BLK - MF

SERIAL #

AF

BG

BS

SC RCL/# V#-P

PHOTO CREDITS

CANCER

B

-

24

H

-

15

-

FO 42-52650

8

486

834 2S B 00-2 N/A

Color Image - "Zodiac Theme" Sign #4 (June 21-July 22) - Artist - Phillip S. Brinkman

Contributor - Brendan Wood

Info Contributor - Tom Ensminger

Originally 486th BG, later 458th BG, transferred to the 801st/492nd BG in the last half of 1944 and finally transferred to the 406th BG at Cheddington prior to 3 Jan 45.  Crashed and burned killing all aboard (10 - cause undetermined) on takeoff, the evening of 3 Jan 45.

Research Team Comments: Transferred at the end of Jun 44, when 834th BS became the G-H lead squadron for 3rd BD, to 835th BS (H8 S). After 19 Jul 44, when 486th BG flew its last mission with B-24s, and following depot modification (including application of gloss black paint) it was assigned to 406th BS (Night Leaflet) as J6 E and was salvaged as a result of the crash on 3 Jan 45.

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