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44-40073

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

  • David Bennett

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 11/26/44 in B-24 'Ark Angel' 44-40073

  • Jesse Blount

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 491st Bomb Group

  • Linus Box

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Flew on AC 44-40073 ARK ANGEL

  • George Engel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 11/26/44 in B-24 'Ark Angel' #4440073

  • Charles Hixson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 11/26/44 in B-24 'Ark Angel' #4440073

  • Raymond Kee

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group

  • Pete Patrick

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 26-Nov-44 in B-24 'Ark Angel' 44-40073; Crew R52

  • Irving Starr

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 11/26/44 in B-24 'Ark Angel' #4440073

  • Henry Stovall

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 11/26/44 in B-24 'Ark Angel' #4440073

  • Louis Szaflarski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Various gunner positions, namely ball turret gunner | 491st Bomb Group

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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...

  • 491st Memorial, Metfield

    Other location

  • North Pickenham Memorial

    Other location

Events

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2018 14:01:58 sueveh Changes to person associations and place associations
Sources

Daughter of nose gunner, Louis C. Szaflarski, recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2015 01:03:16 Timothy McKeown Changes to nicknames
Sources

Ringmasters: The 491st Bombardment Group (H). Dallas: Taylor Publishing Co. (1992).

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 10764 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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