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42-100280

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 565th Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Beck

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Luxembourg, Belgium on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24 #42-100280 'Lil Audrey'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Sidney Bennett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Luxembourg, Belgium on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24 #42-100280 'Lil Audrey'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Marion Brown

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Luxembourg, Belgium on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24 #42-100280 'Lil Audrey'. Evaded (EVD). Returned to England before 14 Sep 1944.

  • Max Cavey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Luxembourg, Belgium on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24 #42-100280 'Lil Audrey'. Prisoner of War (POW). Also took part in Ploesti raid on 8/1/43 while on TDY to 9thAF and interned in Turkey plane was ...

  • John Childress

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Luxembourg, Belgium on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24 #42-100280 'Lil Audrey'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Grover Edminston

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Bombardier | 389th Bomb Group

  • William Gilliat

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    INT on 8/1/43 while on TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in plane # 4240744 'Heaven Can Wait' was interned in Turkey. Shot down by fighters and crashed near Luxembourg, Belgium on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24 #42-100280 'Lil Audrey'....

  • David Murphy

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Luxembourg, Belgium on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24 #42-100280 'Lil Audrey'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • J Vaughn

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Luxembourg, Belgium on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24 #42-100280 'Lil Audrey'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Whitney

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Luxembourg, Belgium on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24 #42-100280 'Lil Audrey'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 24 February 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2942 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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