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42-95049

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. A/C abandoned having run out off fuel after mission to Munich on 1-Mar-45, encountered heavier than forecast headwinds on return. A/C abandoned by Crandell crew, vicinity St Quentin, France. It crashed at Vermand, France. 9 x RTD. Salvaged by 5 SAD 30-Mar-45.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 67th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Walter Battenberg

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Crandell crew. On mission to Munich on 1-Mar-45, encountered heavier than forecast headwinds on return. Baled out vicinity St Quentin, France. RTD. Failed to Return (FTR) Wesel in B-24 42-100314 'Kay Bar' 24-Mar-45...

  • James Brown

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Crandell crew. On mission to Munich on 1-Mar-45, encountered heavier than forecast headwinds on return. Baled out vicinity St Quentin, France. RTD. Failed to Return (FTR) Wesel in B-24 42-100314 'Kay Bar' 24-Mar-45...

  • Bertil Carlberg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Bert Carlberg was bombardier/navigator on 67 Sqdn's B-24 42-95049 'Flying Fosdick' which ran out of fuel on the way home following a raid on Munich. The date was 1st March 1945 and they had hoped to land near the fleshpots of Paris but were directed...

  • Leonard Crandell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    1st Lieutenant Leonard J. Crandell was born 3-Sep-18. His next of kin was his wife, Lavern Crabb. Also listed in his file are his mother, Elsie Crandell, and his daughter, Janice Sue Crandell. In addition, a brother, Staff Sergeant Ralph J. Crandell,...

  • William Croll

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Crandell crew. On mission to Munich on 1-Mar-45, encountered heavier than forecast headwinds on return. Baled out vicinity St Quentin, France. RTD. Failed to Return (FTR) Wesel in B-24 42-100314 'Kay Bar' 24-Mar-45...

  • Robert Dillon

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Larry Feeney

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Crandell crew. On mission to Munich on 1-Mar-45, encountered heavier than forecast headwinds on return. Baled out vicinity St Quentin, France. RTD. Failed to Return (FTR) Wesel in B-24 42-100314 'Kay Bar' 24-Mar-45...

  • Robert Ogilive

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Crandell crew. On mission to Munich on 1-Mar-45, encountered heavier than forecast headwinds on return. Baled out vicinity St Quentin, France. RTD. Failed to Return (FTR) Wesel in B-24 42-100314 'Kay Bar' 24-Mar-45...

  • James Roach

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Crandell crew. On mission to Munich on 1-Mar-45, encountered heavier than forecast headwinds on return. Baled out vicinity St Quentin, France. RTD. Failed to Return (FTR) Wesel in B-24 42-100314 'Kay Bar' 24-Mar-45...

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
Assigned Shipdam, UK 1944

Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Vermand, France 1 March 1945

Ran out of Fuel, A/C abandoned St Quentin, crashing at Vermand, France 1-Mar-45. 10 x RTD

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2020 13:11:35 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/fearlessfosdick-v1-1.htm
http://www.b24bestweb.com/fearlessfosdick-v1-2.htm
http://www.b24bestweb.com/fearlessfosdick-v1-3.htm
http://www.b24bestweb.com/fearlessfosdick-v1-4.htm
http://www.greenharbor.com/ROHPDF/ROH45.pdf

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