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41-23918

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Temporary attached to 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Werner Neustadt 1-Oct-43 mission launched from North Africa (TDY 9AF). - 2 x KIA, POW. MACR 2806.

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Units

People

  • William Archambault

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) 1 October 1943, in ac B-24 41-23918 'Marcia Ann ' which was attacked by fighters on bombing run on Wiener, Austria. This unit was on temporary duty with the 9th AAC.

  • George Berkstresser

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) 1 October 1943, in ac B-24 41-23918 'Marcia Ann ' which was attacked by fighters on bombing run on Wiener, Austria. This unit was on temporary duty with the 9th AAC.

  • Harry Bolster

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) 1 October 1943, in ac B-24 41-23918 'Marcia Ann ' which was attacked by fighters on bombing run on Wiener, Austria. This unit was on temporary duty with the 9th AAF.

  • George Bronstein

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA). 1 October 1943, in ac B-24 41-23918 'Marcia Ann ' was attacked by fighters on bombing run on Wiener, Austria. 2 crewmembers bailed out to become Prisoner of War (POW)s. This unit was on temporary duty with the 9th AAC.

  • George Click

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) 1 October 1943, in ac B-24 41-23918 'Marcia Ann ' which was attacked by fighters on bombing run on Wiener, Austria. This unit was on temporary duty with the 9th AAC.

  • Jacob Cohen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Prisoner of War (POW) 1 October 1943, in ac B-24 41-23918 'Marcia Ann ' which was attacked by fighters on bombing run on Wiener, Austria. He was 1 oth the 2 crewmembers who bailed out to become Prisoner of War (POW)s. Cohen was injured and sent to a...

  • Charles Erickson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) 1 October 1943, in ac B-24 41-23918 'Marcia Ann ' which was attacked by fighters on bombing run on Wiener, Austria. This unit was on temporary duty with the 9th AAC.

  • Malcolm Kinnon

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Joe Mansfield

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) 1 October 1943, in ac B-24 41-23918 'Marcia Ann ' which was attacked by fighters on bombing run on Wiener, Austria. This unit was on temporary duty with the 9th AAC.

  • Michael Prekopie

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Assistant Radio Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) 1 October 1943, in ac B-24 41-23918 'Marcia Ann ' which was attacked by fighters on bombing run on Wiener, Austria. 2 crewmembers bailed out to become Prisoner of War (POW)s. This unit was on temporary duty with the 9th AAC.

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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 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF.

Temporary Duty 9AF Qarat Baninah wa Bannanah, Libya September 1943

Temporary attached to 9AF USAAF.

Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neustadt, Austria 1 October 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) Werner Neustadt 1-Oct-43 mission launched from North Africa (TDY 9AF). - 2 x KIA, POW. MACR 2806.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 August 2016 15:52:27 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=41-23918
https://www.fold3.com/image/28771057

Date Contributor Update
07 May 2015 22:31:54 JasonR Changes to nicknames and description
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/marciaann1.htm

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

MACR 2806 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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