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41-28853

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 465th Bomb Group

    465th Bomb Group

    Group
    It was constituted as the 465th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 May 1943 ...

  • 783rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Lee Billings

    Military | Master Sergeant | Engineer/Gunner | 465th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 783BS, 465BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) from raid on Oil refinery in Blechhammer, Germany. When B-24 42-28853 lost a wing over the target he was blown out of the aircraft, fortunately with his chute attached, he survived to be...

  • James Bourne

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 465th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 783BS, 465BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) from raid on Oil refinery in Blechhammer, Germany. When B-24 42-28853 lost a wing over the target he was blown out of the aircraft, fortunately with his chute attached, he survived to be...

  • Milton Duckworth

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 465th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 783BS, 465BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) from raid on Oil refinery in Blechhammer, Germany. When B-24 42-28853 lost a wing over the target he bailed out of the aircraft and survived to be captured. 20-Nov-44. Prisoner of War (POW)....

  • Paul Flynn

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 465th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 783BS, 465BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) from raid on Oil refinery in Blechhammer, Germany. When B-24 42-28853 lost a wing over the target he was engulfed in the ensuing fireball. 20-Nov-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 9889. ...

  • Robert Hockman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 465th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 783BS, 465BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) from raid on Oil refinery in Blechhammer, Germany. When B-24 42-28853 lost a wing over the target he bailed out of the aircraft and survived to be captured. 20-Nov-44. Prisoner of War (POW)....

  • Joseph Kutger

    Military | Colonel | Navigator | 465th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 783BS, 465BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) from raid on Oil refinery in Blechhammer, Germany. When B-24 42-28853 lost a wing over the target he was grabbing his chute when he was blown out of the aircraft, able to attach it to his...

  • Clarence Lokker

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Squadron Commander - Command Pilot | 465th Bomb Group
    Clarence Jack Lokker has answered that last call, and now stands on the “Plains of Valhalla” with others of that “long gray line” who await us all. ...

  • Edmund Miosky

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Radio Operator | 465th Bomb Group

  • Jack Rabkin

    Military | Sergeant | Top turret Gunner | 465th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 783BS, 465BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) from raid on Oil refinery in Blechhammer, Germany. When B-24 42-28853 lost a wing over the target he was unable to bail out. 20-Nov-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 9889. Awards: PH.

  • Grosvenor Rice

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 465th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 783BS, 465BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) from raid on Oil refinery in Blechhammer, Germany. When B-24 42-28853 lost a wing over the target he was unable to bail out. 20-Nov-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 9889. ...

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Events

Event Location Date
Shot Down Blechhammer, 92439 Bodenwöhr, Germany 20 November 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 November 2016 01:13:22 466thHistorian Changes to manufacturer
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/853-2.htm

Date Contributor Update
16 November 2016 01:13:03 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/853-2.htm

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