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44-40136

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 492nd Bomb Group

    492nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group, after flying similar missions to other heavy bomb groups until the late summer of 1944, took up 'Carpetbagger' missions, transporting agents, supplies and propaganda leaflets to southern France. The Group was taking on the role of...

  • 857th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Willis Beasley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighters and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B-24 Silver Witch #4440136 Interned in Sweden

  • Jesse Briggs

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 492nd Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighters and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B-24 Silver Witch # 4440136 INT

  • Willard Bristlin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighters and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B-24 Silver Witch #4440136 INT

  • Ernest Bugaj

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighters and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B-24 Silver Witch #4440136 INT

  • Harold Burkhalter

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 492nd Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighters and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B-24 Silver Witch, #4440136 INT

  • Ray Earl

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighters and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B-24 Silver Witch # 4440136 INT

  • Joe Harris

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 492nd Bomb Group
    Interned in Sweden after 15th mission on 20 June 1944 to Politz. Retired in 1967 after 26 years of service. B-24 'Silver Witch' #4440136 AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • John Losee

    Military | Major | Command Pilot, Pilot, Mission | 492nd Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighters and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B-24 Silver Witch #4440136 INT

  • Joseph Morgan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighters and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B-24 Silver Witch #4440136 INT

  • Donald Paulson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 492nd Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighters and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B-24 Silver Witch #4440136 INT

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Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW) Baltic Sea 20 June 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 7076 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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