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42-110158

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 852nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Cook

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Grosselfingen on 21 July 1944 in B-24 'Lucky Buck' #42-110158 POW

  • Thomas Endecott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Grosselfingen on 21 July 1944 in B-24 'Lucky Buck' #42-110158` POW

  • Robert Grant

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Grosselfingen on 21 July 1944 in B-24 'Lucky Buck' #42-110158 POW

  • Walter Kales

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Grosselfingen on 21 July 1944 in B-24 'Lucky Buck' #42-110158 POW

  • Leroy Krause

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Gunner / Bombardier | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Grosselfingen on 21 July 1944 in B-24 'Lucky Buck' #42-110158 POW

  • Thomas Maco

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Grosselfingen on 21-Jul-44 in B-24 'Lucky Buck' #42-110158 POW

  • Robert O'Dell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Grosselfingen on 21 July 1944 in B-24 'Lucky Buck' #42-110158 POW

  • Lawrence Walker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War. Shot down by flak and crashed at Grosselfingen on 21 July 1944 in B-24 'Lucky Buck' 42-110158

  • Ralph Wilson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Grosselfingen on 21 July 1944 in B-24 'Lucky Buck' #42-110158 POW

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 21 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2020 18:17:40 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Added the A/C nickname listed in the "Summary biography" sections of several crew including the pilot “Walter W Kales”.

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

MACR 7259 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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