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44-10500

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 853rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Earl Alleman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down near Soest on 9/26/44 in B-24 #4410500

  • Robert Baker

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down near Soest in B-24 #4410500

  • Francis Fuhr

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down near Soest in B-24 #4410500

  • Adrian Hoffman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down near Soest in B-24 #4410500

  • Robert Huber

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down near Soest in B-24 #4410500

  • Norman La Barbera

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down near Soest on 26-Sep-44 in B-24 #44-10500

  • Keith Le Furjah

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down near Soest in B-24 #4410500. Le Furjah is buried in the Netherlands American Cemetery.

  • Aubrey McDonald

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down near Soest on 26 September 1944 in B-24 #44-10500

  • Edward Pearce

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak near Soest on 26-Sep-44 in B-24 #44-10500; Crew R65

Places

  • North Pickenham

    Military site : airfield
    Built comparatively late during 1943-44 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, North Pickenham was rather cramped as an airfield site so the main runway was shorter than typical. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 26 September 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2017 15:43:30 Lucy May Changes to person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=44-10500&Submit6=Go

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 9426 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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