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41-28910

B-24 Liberator

On 19 April 1945, B-24 41-28910 (858th BS, 492nd BG) crashed from unknown cause off coast of Norway. All 11 crew killed. MACR 14191.

Service

Units

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 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...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 858th Bomb Squadron

People

  • George Alseth

    Military | Lieutenant | Pathfinder Operator | 492nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). AC #44-49297 Failed to return from mission behind enemy lines.

  • Charles Baker

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). AC #44-49297 Failed to return from mission behind enemy lines. . Carpetbagger mission over Denmark & Norway

  • Robert Eagan

    Military | Sergeant | Aerial Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). AC #44-49297 Failed to return from mission behind enemy lines. Carpetbagger mission over Norway, part of Shaw Crew

  • Richard Edwards

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 492nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). AC #44-49297 Failed to return from mission behind enemy lines. Carpetbagger mission over Norway, part of Shaw Crew

  • Morris Englehardt

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

  • William Gee

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Flew 30 missions over enemy held territory and was highly decorated. ...

  • Chalmer Hale

    Military | Sergeant | Aerial Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). AC #44-49297 Failed to return from mission behind enemy lines Carpetbagger mission over Norway, part of Shaw Crew.

  • James Hamrick

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group
    FOD. AC #44-49297 Failed to return from mission behind enemy lines. Carpetbagger mission over Norway, part of Shaw Crew

  • Zohrab Hanisian

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Left Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Eugene Hollub

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 492nd Bomb Group
    FOD AC #44-49297 Failed to return from mission behind enemy lines. Carpetbagger mission over Norway, part of Shaw Crew

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Places

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

  • Harrington

    Military site : airfield
    Harrington was built by the 826th and 852nd Engineer Battalions of the US Army in 1943. Completed in 1944, it was the furthest Eighth Air Force combat airfield from the east coast.The Eighth's Special Operations Group was based at the airfield, first...

Events

Event Location Date
1st 466th BG Mission Munich, Germany 11 July 1944
Final 466th BG Mission Magdeburg, Germany 11 September 1944
Taxiing Accident (TAC) 20 September 1944

At Attlebridge

Ground Accident (GAC) 26 March 1945

At Harrington

Failed to Return (FTR) Norway 19 April 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 October 2017 12:02:32 Lucy May Changes to description, events and person associations
Sources

http://joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1941_4.html

Date Contributor Update
25 October 2017 11:51:40 Lucy May Changes to events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

MACR 14191 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database
http://aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=41-28910&Submit4=Go

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2016 17:43:37 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

"Attlebridge Diaries" - John Woolnough
page 205

Date Contributor Update
27 November 2014 01:20:19 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

466th BG Archives

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