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42-50278

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

  • John Banks

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-24 #4250278. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Burns

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-24 #4250278. Result unknown.

  • William Castle

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-24 #4250278. Result unknown.

  • James Chilcoat

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-24 #4250278. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Leonard Dash

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Harry Gates

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-24 #4250278. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Don Pierce

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-24 #4250278. Killed in Action (KIA). The Liberator Men of Old Buc PH

  • James Pittman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-24 #4250278. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Barney Townsend

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

Events

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

Revisions

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

MACR 4591 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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