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41-29208

B-24 Liberator

Originally assigned to 448th Bomb Group, 712th Bomb Squadron before transfer to 44th Bomb Group, 66th Bomb Squadron. Nose turret removed and nose modified to incorporate a B-26 Bell power boost unit, top and ball turrets and other armor removed 14 Apr 1944 to lighten the aircraft and lights installed for pre-dawn formation assembly. Returned to US 7 Mar 1945

Service

Units

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 712th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Lester Bise

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 448th Bomb Group

  • Earle Durley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    While on an operational mission to Cherbourg, FR on 21 Jan 1944 in B-24H #41-29208 a target marker went off in the a/c forcing four gunners to bale out. RTD.

  • Billy Espich

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Original Crew#17 (Pilot- Robert K Winn) - A/C 42-52145 2nd Crew# 18 (Pilot- Alan J Teague) 3rd Crew# 16 (Pilot- Earle P Durley Jr)

  • Joe Ford

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 448th Bomb Group

  • William Hackney

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    While on an operational mission to Cherbourg, FR on 21 Jan 1944 in B-24H #41-29208 a target marker went off in the a/c forcing four gunners to bale out. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Edmond Rock

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner, Radio Operator-Mechanic-Gunner | 448th Bomb Group

  • William Sink

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Last seen crossing the coast with one engine feathered on a mission to Brandenburg, GR on 9 Mar 1944, B-24 41-28611 'Baby Shoes' crashed N or Arendonk, Belgium. Evaded (EVD) subsequently Prisoner of War (POW). MACR...

  • Clarence Stark

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner, First Engineer | 448th Bomb Group

  • John Stemmerman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    While on an operational mission to Cherbourg, France on 21 Jan 1944 in B-24H-5-CF #41-29208 "SHOO-SHOO BABY" a target marker went off in the bomb bay forcing four Gunners to bailed out. John delayed opening his chute and landed undetected and unharmed....

  • Naseeb Tweel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 448th Bomb Group

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Places

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 October 2020 20:52:47 dmccullo Changes to nicknames, person associations and place associations
Sources

Added original Crew 16 members to aircraft 41-29208.

Date Contributor Update
15 March 2015 21:29:33 Bill Morris Changes to media associations
Sources

www.b24bestweb.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Date Contributor Update
15 March 2015 21:16:43 Bill Morris Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description and unit associations
Sources

www.b24bestweb.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

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