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41-24295

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 506BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Kiel, brought down by flak and fighters. Crew baled out. 14-May-43. 5 x POW, 5 x KIA. No MACR.

Service

Units

People

  • Sidney Bank

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 14 May 1943 in B-24 #4124295 'Wicked Witch. ' Prisoner of War (POW) imprisoned at Stalag Luft 3. POW

  • George Christensen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) on the attack on the Krupp submarine building works in Kiel, Germany, along with the 4 other enlisted men, all 4 officers captured as Prisoner of War (POW)s for the remainder of the war. Flew on a B-24D, #4124295J, nicknamed ...

  • Joseph Duncan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 14 May 1943 in B-24 #4124295 'Wicked Witch. ' Killed in Action (KIA). NOTE: Losses shows MI as 'R'

  • Stanley Glemboski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 14 May 1943 in B-24 #4124295 'Wicked Witch. ' Killed in Action (KIA). Air Medal

  • William Mears

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 14 May 1943 in B-24 #4124295 'Wicked Witch. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Douglas Myers

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 14 May 1943 in B-24 #4124295 'Wicked Witch. ' Prisoner of War (POW) imprisoned in Stalag Luft 3. POW

  • Richard Schiefelbusch

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 14 May 1943 in B-24 #4124295 'Wicked Witch. ' Prisoner of War (POW) at Stalag Luft 3. POW

  • John Swanson

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 14 May 1943 in B-24 #4124295 'Wicked Witch. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Frederick Wolf

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 14 May 1943 in B-24 #4124295 'Wicked Witch. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

Places

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured San Diego, CA, USA 1943

Built at Consolidated.

Assigned Shipdham, UK 1943

Assigned to 506BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF.

Shot Down North Sea 14 May 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Kiel, brought down by flak and fighters. Crew baled out. 14-May-43. 5 x POW, 5 x KIA. No MACR.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 August 2016 00:08:10 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

B-24-CO's were built at San Diego, CA not San Diego, TX - 466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
19 August 2016 18:00:24 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft type, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and person associations
Sources

http://franckruffino.chez.com/My-Site/B-24%2041-24295.htm

Date Contributor Update
28 July 2016 01:13:25 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/wickedwitch-v1.htm

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