Skip to main content
Edit entry 

42-52537

B-24 Liberator

Lost Feb 5, 1945, Germany. Two engines shot up, diverted to Switzerland, ran out of fuel and crash landed on deserted German airfield. Crew returned. MACR 12064.

Service

Units

  • 464th Bomb Group

    464th Bomb Group

    Group
    A Consolidated History of the 464th Bomb Group ...

  • 778th Bomb Squadron

    778th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomber squadron in mid-1943, trained under Second Air Force. Deployed to Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO), October 1943, becoming a Fifteenth Air Force heavy bomb squadron, attacking enemy targets both in...

People

  • Rosh Crosby

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 464th Bomb Group
    Rosh Crosby served as a co-pilot with the 778th Bomb Squadron of the 464th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Pantanella airfield, Italy. On 5 February 1945, he was flying B-24 42-52537 on a mission to Regensburg. With two engines shot up, they...

Places

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Regensburg, Germany 5 February 1945
Crashed Switzerland 5 February 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 July 2018 17:11:54 Glenn Crosby Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

Photo of nose art, my Dads plane

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2017 15:22:42 Lucy May Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Correspondence with Glenn Crosby whose father flew as co-pilot on final mission of B-24 42-52537.

http://joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_3.html
https://www.fold3.com/image/46707549

Share