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42-40997

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...

  • 801st Bomb Group

    801st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 801st Bomb Group was established as part of the Eighth Air Force in late March 1944 to carry out 'Carpetbagger' missions. These were night missions over France and other parts of occupied Europes to support resistance forces by dropping in agents,...

  • 36th Bomb Squadron
  • 564th Bomb Squadron

People

  • George Ambrose

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) in B-24 42-40997

  • James Heddleson

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 801st Bomb Group
    Evaded (EVD) Crashed in France on 27/28 April 45 in B-24 42-40997

  • George Henderson

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Evaded (EVD) crashed in B-24 #4240997 on 27/28 April 45

  • James Mooney

    Military | D | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

  • Arthur Pope

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator
    Killed in Action (KIA) in B-24 42-40997

  • Robert Redhair

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

  • Peter Roccia

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 801st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in B-24 42-40997

  • Charles Wilson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Killed in Action (KIA) in B-24 42-40997 Air Medal & Purple Heart

Places

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) England 27 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 October 2015 02:01:55 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, markings, unit associations and place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 4307 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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