Skip to main content
Edit entry 

42-50442

B-24 Liberator

Crashed on Mission 554 of 15 August 1944. Target : Florennes / Jusaine airfield, Belgium

Service

Units

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group were the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel...

  • 862nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Baumback

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 15 August 1944 in AC #4250442. T/Sergeant. Baumback, 33548652, landed near Ruiselede, Belgium. Evaded. Escape & Evasion report : E&E Report #2033. See Lt Eadmer W Pease page.

  • James Daniel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 15 August 1944 in B-24 #4250442. Landed in Ruiselede, Belgium. Prisoner of War (POW). Interned at Stalag Luft 3, Sagan, Poland. See also Lt Eadmer W. Pease's page.

  • Joseph Davis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 15 August 1944 in AC #4250442. Evaded. See Lt Eadmer W. Pease's page.

  • Floyd Gray

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 15 August 1944 in B-24 #4250442. Evaded (EVD).

  • Charles Mullins

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 493rd Bomb Group
    E & E Report #2032 15 August 19442nd Lt. Mullins, O-694932, went down at Ruysselede, Belgium in AC #4250442. See record of # 2031 Pease.

  • Eadmer Pease

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 493rd Bomb Group
    Evaded. Escape & Evasion Report E&E#2031 - Lt. Pease, O-702123, landed near Ruiselede, Belgium. Together with crew members Charles W. Mullins (E&E 2032), Joseph W. Davis (E&E 2034) and Harry C. Terrell (E&E 2070) he was first helped by two members of...

  • Stanley Rowland

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 15 August 1944 in B-24 #4250442. Landed near Ruiselede, Belgium. Prisoner of War (POW). See Lt Eadmer W Pease's page.

  • Harry Terrell

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 493rd Bomb Group
    T/Sergeant Terrell landed near Ruiselede, Belgium and evaded with the help of Belgian citizens and underground members. See Lt Eadmer W. Pease's page. T/Sgt Terrell's Escape & Evasion report E&E 2070 is at http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2070.pdf ...

  • Bradford Wofford

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 15 August 1944 in B-24 #4250442. Prisoner of War (POW). See Lt Eadmer W. Pease's page.

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 554

    15 August 1944
    Airfields in NW Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium are the primary targets for this mission. 8th Air Force despatches a total of 932 aircraft. The raid is coordinated with 1,000 Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers and Mosquitos attacking 9 airfields...

Places

  • Debach

    Military site : airfield
    Debach was one of the last Eighth Air Force heavy bomber bases to be completed. It was built by the 820th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) between late '43 and early '44. Pronounced locally as 'Deb-idge', the base was built to a class A standard with...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Poeke, Belgium 15 August 1944

Crashed near POEKE, about 5km East of Ruiselede, Belgium

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 January 2015 11:02:17 ED-BB Changes to description, events, place associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 7918
Correct location of crash place (Poeke instead of Poucke as in the MACR)

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

MACR 7918 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Share