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42-110089

B-24 Liberator

Ditched in North Sea on 11 August 1944.

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

  • Kenneth Blackwell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Damaged by flak and ditched in channel on 8/11/44 in B-24 #42110089 AM, PH

  • Paul Byers

    Military | Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Damaged by flak and ditched in channel on 8/11/44 in B-24 #42110089 Body never found Air Medal and Purple Heart

  • Warren Freed

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Damaged by flak and ditched in channel on 8/11/44 in B-24 #42110089

  • Arnold Kreiss

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group

  • James Labin

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Damaged by flak and ditched in channel on 8/11/44 in B-24 #42110089 AM, PH

  • Elwin Norton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Damaged by flak and ditched in channel on 8/11/44 in B-24 #42110089

  • Edward Reintgen

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Damaged by flak and ditched in channel on 8/11/44 in B-24 #42110089 AM, PH

  • Robert Schmidt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Elmer Soine

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Damaged by flak and ditched in channel on 8/11/44 in B-24 #42110089 ...

  • Robert Stevenson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Hamm in B-24 'Shack Happy' #4295252

Missions

  • 541

    11 August 1944

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed 11 August 1944

Ditched in the North Sea 10 miles from North Foreland.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 July 2015 14:24:55 general ira snapsorter Changes to description, events, unit associations, person associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 16006 - http://www.fold3.com;
"The Mighty Eighth War Diary" - Roger Freeman p.322

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

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

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