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41-23816

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 68BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Wiener Nuestadt Bf109 assembly works. Hit by flak and with bomb bay on fire, A/C went into uncontrolable spin and crashed. 1-Oct-43. 5 x KIA 6 x POW. MACR 3312.

Service

Units

People

  • Francis Bauman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    ETO/Queen Mary 9/5/42. DS/Bengahzi 6/26/43. Returned to base 8/26/43. DS/Tunis 9/16/43. Killed in Action (KIA) 10/1/43 (Weiner-Neustadt). Pilot: Whitaker. On October 1, 1943, when the crew was TDY to the 9th AAC, on a mission to Weiner Neustadt, B-24...

  • Carl Carlson

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Anthony D'Amico

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 6/19/43. DS/Bengahzi 6/26/43. Returned to base 8/26/43. DS/Tunis 9/19/43. ...

  • George Guilford

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 4/14/42. ETO/Queen Mary 9/5/42. WIA 1/27/43 (Wilhelmshaven). He was seriously wounded on this mission on B-24 41-23819 'Rugged Bunny'. DS/Bengahzi 6/26/43. Returned to base 8/26/43. DS/Tunis 9/16/43. Prisoner of War (POW) 10/1/43 (Wiener...

  • Robert Reasoner

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    On 3 January 1943 in B-24D 41-23806 'Bat Out of Hell' while serving as Tail Gunner the aircraft crashed south-west of Haverfordwest returning from target U/B yards (submarine) at St. Nazaire, France. Fuel shortage caused the crash. Hospitalized and...

  • Theodore Scarlett

    Military | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Prisoner of War (POW). October 1, 1943, when the crew was TDY to the 9th AAC, on a mission to Weiner Neustadt, B-24 ac# 41-23816 'Black Jack' was attacked by flak in the bomb bay shortly after leaving target area. . A/c peeled off while quickly losing...

  • Robert Smith

    Military | Master Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA). October 1, 1943, when the crew was TDY to the 9th AAC, on a mission to Weiner Neustadt, B-24 ac# 41-23816 'Black Jack' was attacked by flak in the bomb bay shortly after leaving target area. . A/c peeled off while quickly losing...

  • Eugene Vickery

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    MIA at at Winer Neustadt on 1 Oct 1943.

  • Coleman Whitaker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    KIA October 1, 1943, when the crew was TDY to the 9th AAC, on a mission to Weiner Neustadt, B-24 ac# 41-23816 'Black Jack' was attacked by flak in the bomb bay shortly after leaving target area. . A/c peeled off while quickly losing altitude as...

Places

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured San Diego, TX 78384, USA 1943

Built at Consolidated.

Delivered Texas, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Shipdham, UK 1943

Assigned to 68BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Wiener Neustadt, Austria 1 October 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Wiener Nuestadt Bf109 assembly works. Hit by flak and with bomb bay on fire, A/C went into uncontrolable spin and crashed. 1-Oct-43. 5 x KIA 6 x POW. MACR 3312.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 August 2016 13:41:09 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-23816&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28651083
http://www.b24bestweb.com/blackjack-v1-2.htm

Date Contributor Update
07 May 2015 21:53:06 JasonR Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/blackjack-v1-2.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3312 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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