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B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 702nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Donald Brent

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-24 Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 27 September 1944 in B-24 #4250324 'Eileen' DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSmpid=48612389&GRid=56357273& https://www.fold3.com/page/529852385_donald_e_brent/

  • Constant Galuszewski

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer, Top Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Ulfen on 9/27/44 in B-24 'Eileen' #4250324 Prisoner of War (POW) 09/27/44

  • Walter George

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down at Ulfen on 9/27/44 in B-24 'Eileen' #4250324

  • Donald Larsen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    27 September 1944, above the Werra Valley near Eisenach, Germany: As the result of a six minute aerial battle, thirty five 445th Bomb Group B-24 Liberators and three hundred thirty six men who make up their crews, suffer the greatest losses to a single...

  • George Linkletter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 27 September 1944 in B-24 #4250324 'Eileen' AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Ernest Maynard

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer | 445th Bomb Group
    Maynard served on 34 missions over Germany as a crew chief on B-24 Liberators. He also undertook maintenance and servicing of training aircraft for 8 months in the United States, carrying out pre-flight and daily inspections.

  • Harold Mercier

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 445th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 27 September 1944 in B-24 #4250324 'Eileen'

  • Milton Smisek

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 27 September 1944 in B-24 #4250324 'Eileen' AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Woodard Watts

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 445th Bomb Group

  • Sammy Weiner

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator; Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He did not go overseas with the 306th BG. Assigned overseas in June 1944. On his 20th mission, Sept. 27, 1944, they were shot down on the way home from Kassel. Sammy was one of three of the crew that survived. After parachuting safely he was captured...

Places

  • Tibenham

    Military site : airfield
    Tibenham was built in 1941-1942 by W and C French Ltd with a standard 2,000 yard main runway, and two other runways both 1,400 feet in length. Accommodation was provided for a full USAAF heavy bomber group in dispersed sites. Personnel of the 320th...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 27 September 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 9388 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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