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42-110076

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 734th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Lewis Ellis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #42110076. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Frank Gerhardt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #42110076. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Frederick Harbin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #42110076. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Hynes

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    On ferry flight from Tibenham on 19 Jan 1944, B-24H #42-64484 overshot the runway in poor visibility at Old Buckenham, skidded off the runway into a ditch. RTD. Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #42110076. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Laughlin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #42110076. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Salvatore Luciano

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #42110076. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Mitchell

    Military | Private First Class | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #42110076. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Darwin Morgan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #42110076. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Swigart

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    On ferry flight from Tibenham on 19 Jan 1944, B-24H #42-64484 overshot the runway in poor visibility at Old Buckenham, skidded off the runway into a ditch. RTD. Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #42110076. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Walker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #42110076. Killed in Action (KIA).

Places

  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 8 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3924 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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