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42-109817

B-24 Liberator

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...

  • 566th Bomb Squadron

    566th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Constituted 566th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 Dec. 1942. Activated on 24 Dec. 1942. Inactivated on 13 Sept. 1945. Campaigns: Air Offensive, Europe; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air...

People

  • James Bradley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #42109817 'Pollyanna. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Richard Gustafson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #42109817 'Pollyanna. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Kenneth Herbert

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #42109817 'Pollyanna. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Edward Mims

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #42109817 'Pollyanna. ' Prisoner of War (POW) Ed Mims and his crew were shot down on 11 Apr 44 and only Ed and 4 others survived. They were all captured. Ed had bad burns about the face and hands from engine 3 explosion....

  • Albert Rieser

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #42109817 'Pollyanna. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • George Sherry

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #42109817 'Pollyanna. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • David Stiner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #42109817 'Pollyanna. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Tackett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 42-109817 'Pollyanna', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Ralph Wetzel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #42109817 'Pollyanna. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Donald Williquette

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #42-109817 'Pollyanna', Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag 17B.

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Missions

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 11 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2019 18:37:12 Dieterle Changes to mission associations
Sources

The Official Chronology of the U.S. Army Airforce in World War II, USAAF Chronology 1944, https://www.asisbiz.com/usaf/USAAF-History-WWII-1944.html.

MIA Aircraft, Missing 389th Bombardment Group (Heavy) aircraft on 1944-04-11: http://www.8thafhs.com/get_mia_aircraft.php?acgroup_id=4&mission_date=19...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3781 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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