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42-110169

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...

  • 853rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Grover Buchanan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). 'Lucky Penny' AC # 42-110169 lost an engine on takeoff and crashed on the field. 2 of 4 1000 lb. bombs exploded

  • Lester Datthyn

    Military | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA), 'Lucky Penny' AC # 42-110169 lost an engine on takeoff and crashed on the field. 2 of 4 1000 lb. bombs exploded

  • Edwin Foster

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). Plane crashed while rerturning to base with one engine lost, on B24 'Lucky Penny'

  • Carl Frack

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) when plane crashed while rerturning to base after mission, with one engine lost, on B-24 'Lucky Penny'

  • Clyde Jones

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). Plane crashed while rerturning to base, with one engine lost, on B24 'Lucky Penny'

  • William Reese

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed at Anno-Tower on 11/26/44 in B-24 'Idiots Delight' #4251530

  • Sammy Rowan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    B-24 # 42-110169 'Lucky Penny' crashed upon landing after returning to base with one engine lost in on 8 Jun 1944. 2 of 4 1000 lb. bombs exploded. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Warren Rudolph

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). Plane crashed while returning to base, with one engine lost, on B24 'Lucky Penny'

  • Rudolph Schopa

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). 85 'Lucky Penny' AC # 42-110169 lost an engine on takeoff and crashed on the field. 2 of 4 1000 lb. bombs exploded'

  • Fletcher Sharp

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Flew on AC 42-110169 LUCKY PENNY Killed in Action (KIA) Killed in Action (KIA). Plane crashed while returning to base after mission, with one engine lost, on B24 'Lucky Penny'

Places

  • Metfield

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Metfield had three concrete runways, 39 pan plus 15 loop hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied by the 353rd Fighter Group, equipped with P-47s, from August 1943 to...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) England 8 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2015 02:32:12 Timothy McKeown Changes to media associations
Sources

C. Timothy McKeown

Date Contributor Update
06 March 2015 15:05:33 Timothy McKeown Changes to person associations
Sources

C. Timothy McKeown

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2015 01:28:49 Timothy McKeown Changes to nicknames, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Ringmasters: The 491st Bombardment Group (H). Dallas: Taylor Publishing Co. (1992).

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

MACR 15233 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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