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42-50599

B-24 Liberator

Force landed in Soviet controlled territory after being hit by flak. Two crew killed, navigator struck by flak, engineer blown out of aircraft. See the attached detaild report.
Salvaged 4/1/45.

Service

Units

  • 467th Bomb Group

    467th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 467th Bomb Group, or the "Rackheath Aggies" as they came to be known, flew B-24 Liberators on missions from April 1944. Its air crews became known for their accuracy and the Group had the best overall standing for accuracy within the Eighth Air...

  • 791st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Edward Alexander

    Military | Navigator | 467th Bomb Group

  • Myrl Anderson

    Military | Tail Gunner | 467th Bomb Group

  • Alsie Austin

    Military | 467th Bomb Group

  • Martin Bezen

    Military | Radar Operator | 467th Bomb Group

  • Birto Brumby

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group

  • William Chapman

    Military | 467th Bomb Group

  • George Fuller

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 467th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Wells Gardner

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Served 16 months in World War I. Was a glider pilot befor he became a gunner. Flew 26 missions over Germany. Was twice reported Killed in Action (KIA) while flying against Japan. At age 46, was the oldest air gunner on combat duty with the 458th BG. ...

  • Elmo Geppelt

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator - Assistant Squadron Navigator | 458th Bomb Group
    DFC; Air Medal w 5/Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Stanley Hammell

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 458th Bomb Group

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Missions

  • 894

    18 March 1945

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed 18 March 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2015 11:18:04 general ira snapsorter Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, description, events, unit associations, person associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

Added with details from:
http://www.467bg.com;
MACR 15454 - http://www.fold3.com/image/29434677/

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