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42-50790

B-24 Liberator

Involved in a mid-air collision with 42-51909 on 11 April 1945, over Harleston/Redenhall. No survivors.

Service

Aircraft

  • 42-51909

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 706BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Involved in a mid-air collision with 42-50790 on 11-Apr-45, 2 miles Sth of Harleston, UK. No survivors, aircraft was destroyed. 12 x KIA

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Units

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 706th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Anthony Birkbeck

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in mid air collision over Harleston/Redenhall on return from a mission.

  • Rogers Edgar

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed when 2 planes collided over base as they were coming in for landing after mission to Regenberg.

  • Robert Free

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in mid air collision over base after returning from mission.

  • Wendell Fuller

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 446th Bomb Group
    killed in mid air collision over base after returning from mission

  • August Haak

    Military | Sergeant | 446th Bomb Group
    killed in mid air collision over base after returning from mission

  • Donald Harris

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 446th Bomb Group
    killed in mid air collision over base after returning from mission

  • Richard Petrus

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    RTD crashed near Brussels on 27 Dec 44 in B-24 42-51312 Killed when 2 planes collided over base as they were coming in for landing after mission to Regenberg.

  • Martin Rubin

    Military | Flight Officer | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in mid air collision over base after returning from mission

  • Samuel Salat

    Military | Sergeant | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed when 2 planes collided over base as they were coming in for landing after mission to Regenberg. Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Harold Smith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in mid air collision over base after returning from mission

Places

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Green Lane, Harleston, Norfolk IP20 9PS, UK 11 April 1945

Midair collision over Harleston/Redenhall

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 September 2019 10:36:45 usxpat Changes to person associations
Sources

Correcting crew associations, Accident Report 450411-516

Date Contributor Update
09 September 2019 13:48:45 usxpat Changes to place associations
Sources

Personal knowledge.

Date Contributor Update
09 September 2019 13:24:42 usxpat Changes to person associations
Sources

Removed all those connected to 42-51909

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2015 15:12:40 usxpat Changes to events
Sources

http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2015 15:08:18 usxpat Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, nicknames, markings, description, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://b24bestweb.com/
http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/

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