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44-40085

B-24 Liberator

On return from mission, crash-landed into radar building at Hethel

Service

Units

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 567th Bomb Squadron

    567th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    567th Bombardment Squadron, 24 December 1942 - 13 September 1945 ...

People

  • John Adee

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 389th Bomb Group
    'Little Gramper' B-24J/44-40085/EE:Z involved in accident at Hethel airfield described in Sky Scorpions p. 110-113

  • Edward Foley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Little Gramper' B-24J/44-40085/EE:Z involved in accident at Hethel airfield described in Sky Scorpions p. 110-113

  • E Garrigus

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Little Gramper' B-24J/44-40085/EE:Z involved in accident at Hethel airfield described in Sky Scorpions p. 110-113

  • Robert Kinnard

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Little Gramper' B-24J/44-40085/EE:Z involved in accident at Hethel airfield described in Sky Scorpions p. 110-113

  • L Muir

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    The Sky Scorpions by Wilson and Mackay p. 110 'Little Gramper' B-24J/44-40085/EE:Z involved in accident at Hethel airfield described in Sky Scorpions p. 110-113

Places

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Crash-landed into radar building at Hethel 22 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 February 2018 10:14:15 Lucy May Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/085-v2.htm

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