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42-100352

B-24 Liberator

The last mission for Swamp Angel was 2/20/1944 during Operation Big Week.

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

  • Charles Barlton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group

  • Teamus Bowling

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters after bombs away and exploded and crashed SW of thetarget of Brunsick on 20 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100352. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harold Gnong

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters after bombs away and exploded and crashed SW of thetarget of Brunsick on 20 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100352. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Grimmer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters after bombs away and exploded and crashed SW of thetarget of Brunsick on 20 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100352. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Hunt

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters after bombs away and exploded and crashed SW of thetarget of Brunsick on 20 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100352. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Lorimer Peterson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters after bombs away and exploded and crashed SW of thetarget of Brunsick on 20 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100352. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • George Shady

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Mechanic Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    George J Shady, 389th BombGroup 565th Bomb Squadron, was a Radio Operator/Mechanic Gunner on the B-24J Liberator 42-100352 "Swamp Angel." George flew 10 missions until his crew was shot down by fighters after bombs away, exploded and crashed SW of the...

  • Robert Wozniak

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters after bombs away and exploded and crashed SW of thetarget of Brunsick on 20 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100352. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Elroy Wyman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters after bombs away and exploded and crashed SW of the target of Brunsick on 20 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100352. Killed in Action (KIA). Lt. Wyman became a Prisoner of War (POW), but was shot and killed by a guard at Stalag Luft I.

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 20 February 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 September 2018 01:28:28 Georganne Henson Changes to description
Sources

Georganne Henson

Date Contributor Update
16 September 2018 00:51:53 Georganne Henson Changes to nicknames and description
Sources

Georganne Henson

Date Contributor Update
04 August 2018 20:39:40 Georganne Henson Changes to description
Sources

Georganne Henson

Date Contributor Update
04 August 2018 20:05:52 Georganne Henson Changes to nicknames
Sources

Georganne Henson

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

MACR 2435 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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