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42-50344

B-24 Liberator

Shot down by flak and crashed near Vez on 6/27/44

Service

Units

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

People

  • Marshall Adamson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Vez on 6/27/44 in B-24 #42-50344, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Lawrence Carney

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 448th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed near Vez in B-24 #4250344

  • John Hurley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 27 June 1944. by flak and crashed near Vez in B-24 42-50344 Evaded (EVD)

  • Peter MacVean

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 27 June 1944. by flak and crashed near Vez Evaded (EVD) B-24 #4250344

  • Charles Messerli

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 448th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed near Vez on 6/27/44 in B-24 #4250344. After WWII he became an officer and served as a combat pilot in Vietnam. He retired from the military after a 30 year career.

  • Harry Pace

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Vez on 6/27/44 in B-24 #42-50344. Prisoner of War (POW). Held at Stalag IIb.

  • John Ruelle

    Military | Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed near Vez on 6/27/44 in B-24 #4250344

  • John Savich

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 448th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) shot down by flak and crashed near Vez, France on 6/27/44 in B-24 #4250344

  • Robert Slack

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Hit by flak and crashed near Vez in B-24 #4250344

  • Leo Williams

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Vez on 6/27/44 in B-24 #4250344 Evaded (EVD)

Places

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 27 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2017 00:49:35 KellyCarney Changes to nicknames
Sources

From photograph presumed to be 42-50344.

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

MACR 6727 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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