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B-24 Liberator

Shot down by a Bf 109G-6 near Wiemath, Austria on Nov 2, 1943. 8 KIA, 2 POW. MACR 1099
2nd Lt. Harold L. Shick - Pilot (KIA), 2nd Lt. Donald D. Brewer - CoPilot (KIA)
2nd Lt. Carl Simon - Navigator (KIA), 2nd Lt. William W. King - Bombardier (POW)
T/Sgt. William J. Dascalkis - Engineer/Top Turret Gunner (KIA), S/Sgt. Theodore E. Bencivanni - Radio Operator (KIA)
S/Sgt. Bryan Vaughn - Gunner (POW), S/Sgt. Roy L. VanCleave - Gunner (KIA)
S/Sgt. Leonard N. Gish - Tail Gunner (KIA), S/Sgt. John D. Rundle - Gunner (KIA)



  • 9th Air Force
  • 376th Bomb Group

    376th Bomb Group

    Constituted as 376th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 Oct 1942 and activated in Palestine on 31 Oct. Began combat immediately, using B-24 aircraft. Operated with Ninth AF from bases in the Middle East, Nov 1942-Sep 1943, and with Twelfth AF from Tunisia...


  • Operation Tidal Wave

    1 August 1943
    Operation TIDAL WAVE. B24D Liberators attack the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The bombers flew low to avoid radar detection and dropped time delayed bombs. Out of the 177 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57 B...


Event Location Date
Crashed 2811 Wiesmath, Austria 2 November 1943

Shot down by a Bf 109G-6 near Wiemath, Austria on November 2, 1943. 8 KIA, 2 POW. MACR 1099


Date Contributor Update
11 March 2015 21:15:04 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and mission associations

MACR 1099