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44-49710

B-24 Liberator

Suffered direct flak hit on a 'milk run'. Starboard wing collapsing between engines, pilot Col James Gilson, C/O of the 779th BS and nine other crew members were KIA [killed in action], one waist gunner was thrown clear and survived. Lugo, Italy 10th April 1945, MACR 13711.

Service

Units

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 464th Bomb Group

    464th Bomb Group

    Group
    A Consolidated History of the 464th Bomb Group ...

  • 778th Bomb Squadron

    778th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomber squadron in mid-1943, trained under Second Air Force. Deployed to Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO), October 1943, becoming a Fifteenth Air Force heavy bomb squadron, attacking enemy targets both in...

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Event Location Date
Crashed Lugo RA, Italy 10 April 1945

Suffered direct flak hit on a 'milk run'. Starboard wing collapsing between engines, pilot Col James Gilson, C/O of the 779th BS and nine other crew members were KIA [killed in action], one waist gunner was thrown clear and survived. Lugo, Italy 10th April 1945, MACR 13711.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 November 2016 00:12:46 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, markings, unit associations and place associations
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http://464th.jkhathaway.org/

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2015 15:17:20 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and media associations
Sources

Roger Freeman / http://www.aviationarchaeology.com

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