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44-40144

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...

  • 852nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Henry Cairns

    Military | Captain | Bombardier | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Trier on 9/12/44 in B-24 Pappy's Persuader#4440144

  • Joseph Cosgrove

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Trier on 9/12/44 in B-24 Pappy's Persuader

  • Robert Eckard

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Trier on 9/12/44 in B-24 Pappy's Persuader #4440144

  • Hyman Fine

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator, Pilot, Pathfinder Navigator | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Trier on 9/12/44 in B-24 Pappy's Persuader #4440144

  • Frank Fratianni

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Trier on 9/12/44 in B-24 Pappy's Persuader #4440144

  • Edward Gates

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Tail Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Trier on 9/12/44 in B-24 Pappy's Persuader #4440144

  • Albert George

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Trier on 9/12/44 in B-24 Pappy's Persuader #4440144

  • Martin Roskosh

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group

  • Russell Wray

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Trier on 9/12/44 in B-24 Pappy's Persuader #4440144

  • Robert Wright

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Trier on 9/12/44 in B-24 Pappy's Persuader #4440144

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 12 September 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 8858 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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