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42-50322

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

  • Manuel DeLeon

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4250322. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Fred Gordon

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4250322. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Kenyon Hills

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4250322. Killed in Action (KIA). Air Medal, Purple Heart

  • Willard Larson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4250322. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Harold Leighton

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4250322. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Frank Litton

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4250322. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Maurice MacKey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4250322. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Thomas Nolan

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4250322. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • John Skidgell

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4250322. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Francis Tye

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4250322. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

Places

  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 29 April 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 4493 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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