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42-100281

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...

  • 566th Bomb Squadron

    566th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Constituted 566th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 Dec. 1942. Activated on 24 Dec. 1942. Inactivated on 13 Sept. 1945. Campaigns: Air Offensive, Europe; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air...

People

  • David Deeter

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Hit by aircraft debris and crashed at Merzenschwand on 7/19/44 in B-24 Sky Wolves #42100281 POW

  • Frank Garrett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Hit by aircraft debris and crashed at Merzenschwand on 7/19/44 in B-24 Sky Wolves #42100281 POW

  • Lester Lillie

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Evaded (EVD) Hit by aircraft debris and crashed at Merzenschwand on 7/19/44 in B-24 Sky Wolves #42100281

  • William Moller

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Evaded (EVD) Hit by aircraft debris and crashed at Merzenschwand on 7/19/44 in B-24 Sky Wolves #42100281

  • Richard Reedy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Hit by aircraft debris and crashed at Merzenschwand on 7/19/44 in B-24 SkyWolves #42100281 POW

  • Jacob Rice

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Hit by aircraft debris and crashed at Merzenschwand on 7/19/44 in B-24 Sky Wolves #42100281 POW

  • Wilburn Rowland

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) hit by aircraft debris and crashed at Merzenschwand on 7/19/44 in B-24 Sky Wolves #42100281 POW

  • Jack Schuster

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 19 July 1944 when B-24 #42100281 'Sky Wolves' hit by aircraft debris, crashed at Merzenschwand. Prisoner of War (POW) Stalag Luft IV. Liberated 4/22/45

  • George Sullivan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 389th Bomb Group
    Hit by aircraft debris and crashed at Merzenschwand on 7/19/44 in B-24 'Sky Wolves' #42-100281, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Wilson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Evaded (EVD) Hit by aircraft debris and crashed at Merzenschwand on 7/19/44 in B-24 Sky Wolves #42100281

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 19 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 July 2017 01:41:44 PREEDYCORBETT Changes to nicknames
Sources

My father, Richard W. Reedy

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

MACR 7554 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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