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Unit Details

Strength
Air Squadron
 
Type
Combat - Bomber Units
 
Existing/Disbanded
Deactivated
Year
1943 - 1945

Description
Parent Unit: 460th Bombardment Group (Heavy)

Aircraft: Consolidated B-24 Liberator

Operations: Combat in MTO and ETO (19 May 1944 to 26 Apr 1945)

Service Streamers: American Theater

Emblem: None.

References: Books
460th Bomb Group History by Duane :/ amd Bettu Bohnstedt (Published 1996)
Combat Squadrons of the Air Force in World War II, Edited by: Maurer Maurer
Air Force Combat Units in World War II, Edited by Maurer Maurer
B-24 Liberator Units of the Fifteenth Air Force by Robert F. Dorr
Fifteenth Air Force Story by Kenn C. Rust

References: (Websites)
www.15thaf.org/55th_bw/460th_bg

Notable Persons
None
 
Reports To
Bombardment Units
 
Active Reporting Unit
None
 
Inactive Reporting Unit
None
 
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  Unit History Detail
Date
Sep 20, 1944

Title
Tour completed

Content
Today SSgt. Dorman Gunter, of the 763rd BS, completed his 50th Mission, with the target being the Hatvan Marshalling Yards in Hungary. He flew a total of 243.30 hours in combat, and most of his missions on an aircraft called "Belle Ringer." Note: This aircraft was flown by a different crew on 13 Jun 44, lost an engine due to oil pressure on engine #1, landed in Switzerland at Dubendorf, where the aircraft sat out the war.
   

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